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Copyright, 1912 

BY 

ALBERT A. POMEROY 

Published 1912 

Printed in the United States 



THE FRANKLIN PRINTING AND ENGRAVING COMPANY 
Toledo. Ohio 



This edition is limited to 400 
numbered copies. This book is 



To the Memory of 
DR. WILLIAM W. RODMAN 
who laid the foundation of the 
Pomeroy Genealogy; 

To the Memory of 

MRS. REBEKAH W. POMEROY BULKLEY 
whose genealogical genius and intellectual qualities 
'prompted her to continue the study; 

And to all Descendants of 

ELTWEED POMEROY 

who honor their Fathers and Mothers and 

who are respected by their Children, 

"The History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family" 
is respectfully inscribed by 
ALBERT A. POMEROY 
Sandusky, Ohio, March 3, ipi2. 



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The NuiiBER of Youk Book IX 

Dedication X 

Contents XI 

Abbreviations XII 

List of Illustrations XIII 

Errata XV 

Officers of the Pomeroy Family Association XVI 

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Preface 1 

•>^Pomeroy Ancestors in Normandy 7 

Sir Radulphus de La Pommeraie, Son of Roger 13 

Original Investigations 15 

"Raoltle de La Pommeraie" 18 

HoLpERs of Land in Domesday 19 

Inquisitions Post-Mortem 2p 

First Progenitors of the Pomeroy Family 21 

PoMEROY Ancestors in England 23 

The Domesday Book; or the Great Sur\"ey of England, (with translation) 24 

The Honours of Berry Pomeroy 32 

The Great Lay Tenants-in-Chief 37 

Booklands and Manors, (The Hide, Virgate and Ferling) 38 

The Honours of Bradnich, held by William Capra, Brother of Ralph 40 

Descendants of Ralph de Pomerei 44 

The Harburton Branch in Ireland 78 

Calendar of the English Kings 79 

Some Authorities Quoted in this History 79 

Village of Berry Pomeroy 80 

The Castle of Berry Pomeroy 80 

The Guard-Room and Chapel in the Tower 82 

Berry Pomeroy Church 83 

Berry House and Vicarage 84 

The Castle Mill 85 

The Insurrection in Devonshire 85 

Last Siege of the Castle by the Army of King Edward VI 86 

Occupation of Berry Pomeroy Castle by the Seymours 87 

Beatrix (Beatrice) Pomeroy of Nether Stowey. 88 

Sandridge, Devonshire 88 

Legends of Berry Pomeroy Castle 88 

Succession of the Seymol^rs 91 

The Prince of Orange at Berry Pomeroy 92 

Pomeroy Manors in Cornwall 93 

Tregoney Castle, Built by Henry de Pomeroy 94 

Tremeton Manor and Castle, Erected before the Conquest 96 

Castle of Saint Michael's ^Iount 100 

Mount Edgcomb House and Hedingham Castle 102 

Compton Castle, Held by the Families of Raleigh and Guilbert 104 

MocoLLop Castle and Haddon Hall, Home of De Vernon 105 

Pomeroy Coat-of-Arms and Crests 106 

The Pomeroy Achievement 109 

Heraldic Key , 110 



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Importance of Preserving Family Records 113 

Mission in Search of Records and Verification 116 

Photographic Evidence from Salisbury _. 117 

Survey of Counties Somerset and Dorset 119 

Survey of Counties Devon and Cornwall 121 

Eltweed Pomeroy ; His Descendants in America 124 

Second Generation 138 

Third Generation 146 

Fourth Generation 164 

Fifth Generation 192 

Sixth Generation 286 

Seventh Generation 429 

Eighth Generation 634 

Ninth Generation 774 

Tenth Generation 807 

Eleventh Gener.\tion 812 

Pomeroy Ancestral Chart ; A Study in Heredity 813 

Pomeroy Men in the Revolution 827 

First Major-General of the Massachusetts Army 827 

First Brigadier-General of the Continental Army 831 

Pomeroy JvIen in ^Massachusetts Organizations 834 

Pomeroy Men in Connecticut Organizations 846 

Pomeroy Forage-]\Iaster in New Jersey 847 

Pomeroy Men in the Colonial Wars of Connecticut and Massachusetts 84S 

Addenda — Lost Pomeroy Famiues 849 

Thomas Pomeroy — "Foreigner and First Settles" 850 

John Sullivan Pomeroy — Unknown 855 

James Pomeroy of Brixham, England , 856 

"The Great Release" 859 

Index First — Pomeroy Christian Names and Marriages 861 

Index Second — Names Other than Pomeroy, in' Collateral Lines, (Include 

Children and Grandchildren of Pomeroy Mothers) 893 

Abbreotatuittsi ujseli m tl|ts CSFtt^alcgxral E^gtst^r 

The abbreviations used throughout this volume are explained below or elsewhere 
near the matter they refer to. 

The plus mark ( + ) indicates that the individual opposite whose name it stands 

will be found in the next generation, (by the corresponding number), with his or 
her children. The parallel ( = ) in the Index denotes marriage. 

ae. — aged. tmrn. — unmarried. 

b. — born. s. p. — (sine prole) without issue. 

bp. or bapt. — ^baptized, Co. — Company or County. 

Ch. — child. Cav. — cavalry. 

Ch'n. — children. Art. — artillery. 

CoL— -college. Inf. — infantry. 

d. — died. Res. — resided, or last known residence. 

dau. — daughter. Rev. — Revolution. 

gen. — generation. VoL — ^volunteer. 

gr. or grad. — ^graduate. Vet — ^veteran. 

m. — ^married. 



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The Pomesoy Achievement m 

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Frontispiece V 

Ruins of Berry Pomekoy Castle 1 

Mount Saint Michel, Normandy 5 

The Castle of Gaillard. Stronghold of Richard Coeur de Lion 8 

The Hostellerie of William the Conqueror at Dives 8 

The Ancient Church at Dives 15 

CoLONNE Commemorating the Departl^re of the Fleet of the Xormans 18 

Statue of William the Conqueror at Falaise, Normandy 18 

The Gateway, Berry Pomeroy Castle 23 

Map of the Rwer Dart. Showing the Location of Berry Pomeroy 32 

St. Margaret's Tower. Berry Pomeroy Castle 36 

Dartmouth Castle, Guarding the ^Iouth of the River Dart 40 

View of Ford Abbey, Founded by William de Pomeroy 40 

Village of Berry Pomeroy 44 

Berry Pomeroy Church 49 

Castle Cornet, Isle of Guernsey, Capt. William de la Pomeroy, Governor 55 
■ The Ancient Rougemont Castle, Exeter, Devon, Henry de Pomeroy, 

Governor 55 

The Vestibltle, Berry Pomeroy Chltich , 59 

Desecrated Tomb of Sir Richard de Pomeroy in Berry Pomeroy Church 59 

Pomeroy ^Manor House at Wills, Stoke Gabriel, Devon 64 

Pomeroy !NLanor House at Sandridge, Stoke G-abriel 64 

Berry Head, Brixham. Devonshire 74 

Harberton Village, Devonshire . . . .' ■ 74 

North and East Views of Berry Pomeroy Castle 80 

The Defaced Screen in Berry Pomeroy Church 84 

Ancient Stained Glass Window, Berry Pomeroy Church 84 

The Ghost Walk, Berry Pomeroy Castle 89 

The Old Mill, Berry Pomeroy Castle 89 

Penzance, Cornwall, the Locality of the Pomeroy Manors of Alverton 93 

Ruins of Tregoney Castle, Built by Sir Henry de Pomeroy.. 96 

Ruins of Tremeton Castle, Ancient Palace of Cornish Kings 96 

Stronghold of Mount St. Michael, Cornwall 100 

Compton Castle, Marldon, Devon 104 

Hedingham Castle, Seat of Sir Robert de Vere 104 

Family Anvil, Brought from Engl.^nd in 1630 by Eltweed Pomeroy 112 

Broadwindsor, County Dorset, (Now Part of Beaminster) 113 

Beaminster, County Dorset, Birthplace of Eltweed Pomeroy 113 

St. Peter's Church, Dorchester 118 

Ruins of M.\iden Castle, Dorchester 118 

Exeter Cathedral (The Mortuary Chapel) 121 

Historic Church at Totnes '• 123 

Ruins of Totnes Castle, Built by Judhael de Totnes 123 

St. Bartholomew's Church, Crewkerne, Somerset 130 



Face Page 

VnxAGE OF Crewkerne, Somerset 130 

Monument Erected at Peekskill, N. Y., to the Honor of General Seth 

POMEROY 168 

Unveiling the Marker on the Site of the Fort Bridgman ^Massacre 321 

Ivy-mantled Ruins of the Kitchen and Great Fire-places, Berry Pomeroy 

Castle, (Your Historian in Evidence) 429 

The First Postage Stamp, Issued by The Pomeroy Express 454 

The Great Yew Tree, Berry Pomeroy Churchyard. .' 510 

Northern Section of Berry Pomeroy Church (Your Historian at the Gate) 510 

Stone Marking the Spot where the Pequot War Ended 523 

Fountain at Southport, Conn., Commemorating the End of the Pequot War 523 

State Rooms and Court, Berry Pomeroy Castle 812 

The Pomeroy Coat-of-Arms, with correct Crest for Descendants of Eltweed 

Pomeroy 860 

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Mary Pomeroy, (Daughter of Gen. Seth Pomeroy), (359) 211 

Henry Shepherd, (1023) 212 

Asahel Pomeroy, (362) 220 

Lemltil Pomeroy, (9S8) ^ 327 

Hon. Samltil Clark Pomeroy, (3775) 373 

Hon. Oren Pomeroy, (2203) 422 

Norman Pomeroy, (4540) 620 

Oren Day Pomeroy, M.D., (4624) 629 

H. Sterling Pomeroy, ^I.D., (4629) 630 

George Eltweed Pomeroy, (5180) 662 

S. Harris Pomeroy, (5424) 665 

Albert A. Pomeroy, (6047) 689 

Henry Burt Pomeroy, (6637) 726 

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Face Page 
Tablet in the Old Church at Dives bearing the Names of the Companions 

of William the Conqueror 15 

Photographs from the Domesday Book, with Translation : 25-31 

Letter from the Duke of Brittany to Capt. William de Pomeroy, with 

Translation 54 

The Coker Pedigree 62 

Second Administration of Richard Pomeroy, Father of Eltweed 62 

The Pomeroy Pedigree (two pages facing) 108 

Christening of Eltwitt Pomeraye, Beaminster Parish Records 124 

Marriage of Eltwide Pumery and Johana Keech, Beaminster Parish 

Records 126 

Baptism of Dinah, filia Eltwidi Pumery 126 

FXJNERAL OF JOHANA UXOR ElTWITI PoMERY 127 

Marriage Record of Eltweed Pomery and Marjory Rockett, at Crewkerne, 

Somerset 128 

Signatures of Eltweed Pomeroy 135-138 

Commission of Seth Pomeroy as Major at Louisbourge 171 

Commission of Seth Pomeroy as Colonel at Lake George 171 

Col. Seth Pomeroy Chosen as FiRst Major-General of the Massachusetts 

Army in the Revolution 829 

Powers of the General Officers 829 

Rate of Pay Est.vblished by the House of REPRESENT.\TrvES 830 

Warrant for Pay Drawn in favor of Major-General Seth Pomeroy 832 

Tablet on the Walls of the Chapel at West Point as First Brigadier- 
General of the Continental Army , 832 



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Index First, page 869 


Index First, page 871 



Mary Pomeroy to read, b. Sept. 4, 1787; not 1887. 

Anna M. Dickenson to read, m. 1880; not 1830. 

Elijah Pomeroy to read, b. June 11, 1786; not 1886. 

Omit the death date of Thaddeus Spencer, who evidently died 

soon after marriage; it was Capt. Thaddeus Spencer who died 

Dec. 30, 1825. 

Anna Pomeroy to read, m. May, 1818; not 1718. 

To read son of Joel Pomeroy and Dolly Miller; not Mary Hale. 

James Warriner Porter to read, m. (1) April 22, 1831; not 1851. 

Sarah J. Taylor to read, who d. Aug. 26, 1885; not 1895. 

Mary Pomeroy to read, d. 1845; not 1835. 

Third line to read, he d. 1856. 

Adam Rufus Brewer to read, b. Feb. 21, 1874; not 1904. 

Omit comma after Thomas. 

Walter A. Falvey to read, b. May 4, 1905. 

second line, Ehzabeth = Solomon Smith, 1376; not 1378. 

next to last line, read, Florento L. = Nora M. Dowd. 



XV 



Wftittrs of tI|F Pom^rng IFrnntlg Assurtatunt 

President — H. Sterling Pomeroy^ AI.D., Boston, Mass. 
Treasurer — George Eltweed Pomeroy, Toledo, Ohio. 
Secretary and Historian — Albert A. Pomeroy^ Sandusky, Ohio. 
Vice-Presidents — S. Harris Pomeroy, New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Mrs. William W. Rodman, New Haven, Conn. 

Miss Cornelia Roff Pomeroy, Southport, Conn. 

Mrs. Deborah Jane Spaulding Darling, Lincoln, Mass. 

Charles E. Pomeroy, Salt Lake City, Utah. 



Chairman — Eltweed Pomeroy, Donna, Texas. 

Henry Burt Pomeroy, Cortland, N. Y. 
H. Sterling Pomeroy, M.D., Boston, Mass. 
Miss Cornelia Roff Pomeroy, Southport, Conn. 

Compose the Committee for the English investigation. 

George Eltweed Pomeroy, Toledo, Ohio. 
Albert A. Pomeroy, Sandusky, Ohio. 

Committee for the American research. 



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In presenting this volume to the Pomeroy Family in America, it is 
my wholesome and earnest desire that you do not assume too readily 
that it is a mortuary record; that it does not contain any information but 
of birth and death dates : you are invited to discover that it also includes 
a full measure of interesting historical episodes of those who first bore 
the ancient and distinctive name of Pomeroy in Normandy and England, as 
well as many of the enticing enterprises of youth, as represented by the 
tenth, eleventh and twelfth generations of Pomeroy Life in America. And 
youth is the most charming thing under the sun. 

It was actually necessary that the loose ends of these annals should be 
gathered up at this time, in order that those who have worked in the field 
might count the sheaves ; and that we might not encroach on the supersti- 
tious and intangible thirteenth generation. It is, however, possible that 
small Pomeroy representatives of the thirteenth generation have already 
found the way into the Twentieth Century through the channel which 
has been so closely followed from the Tenth Centur\' ; but if so, they have 
not yet made themselves known to the writer, and when they come to this 
register of those who arrived earlier, they will be able to locate themselves ; 
they will be proud to know who their grandfather and grandmother were, 
and be happy in their vitality and the unbroken flow of their mysterious 
blood-strain, which has found the way into their personality through Old 
World romance and New World enterprise, and 

"Let me recite to the yet unknowing world 
How these things came about." — Shakespeare. 

It is a history; it is a faithful chronicle of the action of some of the 
makers of history, and of the determined women who have supported them 
for more than ten centuries in their purpose to hand to their posterity the 
desirable results of their endeavor and to suggest that they live again in 
their children and grandchildren, with the belief that those children will 
emulate and broaden the records of sterling and enduring qualities left to 
them by their Sires. 

As was said in the "Romance and Histor\ of Eltweed Pomeroy," 
"however democratic a man may be, he is usually vulnerable to a desirable 
and wholesome ancestral pride." It is gratifying to know that many of his 
ancestors were among those who laid the foundation of this great Republic. 
From the time of the first settlement in New England to the Declaration 
of Independence they were a remarkable race, and today their personal 
characteristics of mind and body are represented in every state of the 
Union. Their influence has been felt in the formation and development of 
the government and its institutions. Practically, those New England Col- 
onists have made the national force of which we are so proud, and which 
late immigration of a different nature has not wholly obliterated. 

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cribed the wider it grows from the original, as errors will creep in, espec- 
ially if such manuscript is composed of proper names and dates. As some 
of the records which enter into this family history have been written and 
rewritten many times by diverse persons it is evident that there will be 
many errors in this book, which are now unavoidable. Many of the letters 
sent out by the Annalist for more definite information have met with no 
response, even with return postage inclosed. There is another phase to this 
diffidence which is to be regretted, and which has made it impossible for 
the Annalist to secure a complete accounting of all the descendants of 
Eltweed Pomeroy. After the most persistent urging there are many of our 
great ancestor's descendants who have absolutely ignored every effort to 
obtain any part of their family records, and others who have, but partially 
responded, so that many families will be presented without well-defined 
and satisfactory information. 

It has been suggested that the Annalist should hold open the avenues 
of reception for another indefinite period ; but if that were done there is no 
warrant that those who have been indifferent and apathetic toward the enter- 
prise during the last quarter of a century would be any better qualified to 
forward their records, or demonstrate any eagerness to do so. It is there- 
fore to those who have been loyal and faithful to the work that we owe its 
completion as early as possible. That is the reason for tying up the loose 
ends of the thousands comprehended in the study as nearly as may be 
that the copy may be placed in the hands of the publishers without further 
delay. 

During the past three years man}'- thousands of circulars have been 
sent out from this office, distributed into every state in the Union, asking for 
information and explicit data to complete each family mosaic; and the 
status of the work has been defined from time to time by carefully prepared 
articles in genealogical publications, such as the Journal of American His- 
tory and in pamphlets and circulars by the Secretary. Under these diffi- 
culties the Annalist does not hesitate to ask the indulgence of the subscribers 
if they should find that some of the lines in which they may be more or less 
interested are not complete. The initial expense of this work has been borne 
by six of the kinsmen, as stated below, and it is to their generous interest 
that credit for this volume is due. 

The Annalist presumes to designate this genealogical work by the title : 
"History of the Pomeroy Family," Illustrated, notwithstanding the probable 
omissions referred to for the reason that it includes not only the families 
of all the men who have responded to the various appeals, but the Pomeroy 
mothers also, their children and grandchildren, so far as the data have been 
furnished. While this new departure is not in accordance with genealog- 
ical custom it is considered by the Annalist as commendable in many respects, 
not the least of which may be mentioned the fact that the Pomeroy mothers 
and their children have shed as much glory and respectability upon the name 
and race as have the men. The scope of the work was originally intended 
to include only the children and grandchildren of Pomeroy mothers, as 
far as they elected to provide data, but the Secretary has claimed the 
privilege of projecting another generation of the families whose interest 



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has prompted them to subscribe for a copy of the "History of the Pomeroy 
Family." 

In this connection, I desire to ask attention to the original method 
introduced in this volume of carrying through the book the collateral lines 
by presenting the descendants of Pomeroy mothers in family groups. This 
system not only enables the student to comprehend the collateral lines of 
each family which has been so treated, at a glance, but avoids the confusion 
incident to the projection of names other than Pomeroy throughout the book 
in the several generations. 

The desirable features of the Ancestral Chart presented in this work 
will at once be apparent. The chart is so arranged that each descendant 
of Eltweed Pomeroy and his sons, Medad, Caleb, Joshua and Joseph, can 
work out his or her own lines in America, and attach all of their American 
ancestors to those established in the chart. Some experimental lines have 
been worked out, and as none of them showed more than 200 American 
ancestors, 200 was established as the number of each son of Eltweed 
Pomeroy. This subject will be dwelt upon more in detail on pages adjacent 
to the Chart, in order that the explanation may not be lost sight of. 

Part of the earliest records contained in this book were collected by 
Dr. Williarfi W. Rodman and Eltweed Pomeroy. and they were classified 
by Doctor Rodman. It was also Dr. Rodman who first conceived the idea 
of compiling a genealogy of the American Pomeroys. He deserves a large 
share of credit for his industry and persistence, which continued up to 
the time of his death. His collection then came into the hands of Mrs. 
Henry Thorp Bulkley (Rebekah Wheeler Pomeroy), who continued the 
research with great patience while suffering from an incurable organic 
disease, and death came to her before she had fairly entered upon the labor 
she loved. It is sad to reflect that her application to the work may have 
deprived her of a large measure of comfort and shortened her life. It is 
said that a short time previous to her death she designated the present 
Secretary as being qualified to go forward with the enterprise, and in an 
evil hour, without knowledge of the difficulties and diffidence he was to 
meet at every stage, he was prevailed upon to accept the task. Six earnest 
kinsmen relieved the strain, however. 

It is proper to state here in preface, that Mrs. Anna Grosvenor 
(Pomeroy) Rodman at once forwarded the collection of Pomeroy records 
of her late husband to the Secretary personally, for the benefit and use 
of the Pomeroy family. Commendation is also due for the collection of 
Mrs. Rebekah (Pomeroy) Bulkley, that of Sardis Pomeroy Chapman, 
that of Judge George Pomeroy Cobb, that of Chester Pomeroy Dewey, that 
of Eltweed Pomeroy, and that of S. Harris Pomeroy, the latter covering 
a period of fifteen years. 

In addition to the collections specified above, the Pomeroy Family 
Association is indebted to other members of the family for their interest 
and industry in collecting and forwarding data, among whom should be 
mentioned, first, Mrs. Deborah Jane Spaulding (Pomeroy) Darling, Mr. 
Charles E. Pomeroy, Miss Dorliska Elizabeth Sheldon, Mrs. Lucretia 
(Pomeroy) King, Dr. H. Sterling Pomeroy, Mrs. Emma Jane (Brockett) 
Judd, George Pomeroy Anderson, Harry M. Sheldon and others, who not 



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only completed their own family lines for several generations, but furnished 
data for many other lines for those who were stoically indifferent. 

Of the contributions of cash that may have been made, only those that 
have conie to my personal knowledge as Secretary of the Pomeroy Family 
Association are acknowledged here : Mr. S. Harris Pomeroy ' of New 
York City, $625 ; Mr. George E. Pomeroy of Toledo, Ohio, $289 ; Dr. H. 
Sterling Pomeroy of Boston, :\Iass., $17j : Mr. Henry Burt Pomerov of 
Cortland, X. Y., $55; Mrs. Lucretia Pomeroy of Pittsfield, Mass., $10: 
Mr. Thomas :M. Shepherd of Northampton,' $10; Miss Cornelia Ellen 
Hubbard of Geneseo, III, $5 ; :\Ir. Charles E. Pomerov of Salt Lake Citv, 
SIO; A. A. Pomeroy of Sandusky, Ohio, S70; making a total of $1,249. Of 
this amount $600 was expended in the English and French expedition, and 
visit to Normandy, the expense of the Secretary (in the interest of the Asso- 
ciation) being about ^6.&) per day. The expense attending the American 
research, postage, printing, etc.. has been about $800. of which about $350 
was received from the sale of the Pamphlet, "Romance and Historv of 
Ekweed Pomeroy 's Ancestors in Normandy and England," prepared by the 
Historian in 1909. The mission to England and Normandv was made 
possible by a contribution of $250 by Geo. E. Pomeroy of Toledo. Ohio; 
and the wish was expressed by each contributor that his' offering was to be 
devoted to that purpose. In addition to his contribution mentioned above. 
Mr. George Eltweed Pomeroy of Toledo, Ohio, has paid $50 for painting and 
engraving the handsome "achievement" of the Pomeroy ancestors in England, 
which is presented to you in this volume, with the colors and arms of some 
of the allied families, whose names you will find in the ancestral tables 
which accompany this achievement. 

Of the 2,000 names on the mailing list of the Secretary, but fifty-one 
are members of the Pomeroy Family Association, and they have paid in 
fees and dues during the three years' of the life of the organization, $100. 
It can, therefore, be readily understood that the so-called association has 
never been depended upon for financial assistance of consequence. 

As the time and labor involved in the compilation of this volume has 
been done without compensation, the Annalist has the audacity to hope for 
indulgence when the readers come to reckon the faults that are bound up 
with^ any merits the book may contain. The "History of the Pomeroy 
Family" is now respectfully submitted to the consideration of all interested 
as a partial register of those who bear the ancient and distinctive name 
"Pomeroy" throughout the world. 

ALBERT A. POMEROY. 



Sandusky, Ohio, March 3, 1912. 



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"For a thousand years in thy sight 
Are but as yesterday when it is past." 
— Psalm xc. 

HE name "Neustra" is sometimes used as equivalent to 
Normandy, but of the old Xeustra, Normandy formed 
only a small part, as did France. France was separated 
from Neustra as Normandy was separated from France. 
At its widest territory Normandy reaches the Rivers Eu 
and Epte. The former empties into the English Channel 
near the town of Eu, from which Richard Bienfaite, son of 
Gilbert Crispin, takes his name, while the Epte flows in 
the opposite direction and joins the Seine at Vernon, the ancestral home 
of Herlv/yn, Viscount de Vernon, who married Harleva, mother of William 
the Conqueror, by whom he had Bishop Odo and Robert of Mortaine. The 
two streams mentioned form the boundary nearly their entire course. 
The land thus separated from France comprises the districts in which we 
are interested, Caux, Talou, Rouen, Evreux, Lisieux, Bayeux (Bessin), 
Avranches and Coutances, (the Cotentin peninsula), Hiesmois and part of 
Vexin, Normandy, formed almost all the seaboard of France and the 
mouth of the River Seine forms almost the entire coast line of Calvados. 
That Normandy was cut off from the Duchy of the House of Paris 
in the strict sense, and not from the territory of the Carolingian King, is 
the key to that abiding rivalry between the Duchies of France and Nor- 
mandy which was inherent in the history of the two lands, and was an 
important element in the general history of Europe. The close connection 
which later arose between Normandy and England handed on to England 
the inheritance of that rivalry. Robert, son of Robert the Strong, was at 
this time (912) Duke of the French, and in 922 was elected opposition 
King to the King of Carolingia, Charles the Simple. RoUo, who had been 
christened Robert, kept faith with King Charles against both Robert, Duke 
of the French, and his son, Hugh the Great, although the Duke of Paris 
was his God- Father. 

History cites but one short period when Normandy was divided 
against itself after it had been acquired by the Northmen. This was in 
1047, when Guy de Brionne, (whose descendants in three instances inter- 
married with the Pomeroys), son of Reginald, Count of the Bergundian 
Palatinate, by a daughter of Richard the Good, tried to supplant William, 
afterward known as the Conqueror, in the eastern district. William obtained 
the help of the King of France and at the battle of Val-es-dunes fully 
established his sovereignty of the entire province. 

"La Normandie Illustrie" declares that the history of Normandy, that 
province which has been the mother of several kingdoms, "is not less inter- 
esting or worthy of remembrance than that of the greatest empires. Its 
capital, Rouen, the witness of so many important events, the theatre of 
so many celebrated dramas of history, the cradle of a history so active as 
it has been industrious, merits above all others to be the object of the 



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attention and study of those minds which are stimulated by an intelligent 
curiosity." The second act of the drama was the departure of William the 
Conqueror with his companions of Xormandy for the Conquest of England. 

And in the year 1911 Rouen is again the witness that her sons do not 
forget. She is the witness of the third act of the drama, the return of 
the descendants of those who played their several parts on the great stage 
of life after a thousand years of civilization have sped away; a civilization 
which will ever bear the hall-mark of the Norman Warrior and States- 
man. Representatives in whom the Xorman blood has stirred for 1000 
years have come together before the shrines of the capital of the ancient 
province which was offered up by the French King as the price of peace. 
It mav have been an intelligent curiosity which led your historian into Xor- 
mandy at this time, but it is more likely that it was an inherent love of 
romantic family history which he was certain to find in many localities of 
this ancient province. However, he anticipated the thousandth anniversary 
by a few weeks and lingered long enough at Rouen to become imbued with 
the atmosphere of the splendid city, and passed on up the River Seine to 
Les Andelys, where Sir Henry de Pomeroy (4th generation), then Pre- 
posituro or Provost of the Duke of X^ormandy. was an important actor. 
It was here at Les Andelys that King Richard I. of England built his 
stronghold, the Castle Gaillard, called the "Saucy Castle" on account of some 
questionable events which transpired there in the time of King Louis X. 
of France. While John, brother of King Richard, was King of England, 
this castle and the entire province of X'^ormandy was wrested from him by 
King Philip II., hence his name of John Lackland. The castle of Gaillard 
afterward became a state prison for France, and in 1314 was the scene of 
the murder of ^largaret of Burgundy, wife of Louis X. It was one of her 
fancies to have young men, strangers, brought to her to view her charms, 
after which she would have them assassinated and thrown into the River 
.Seine, which ran at the base of "Saucy Castle." King Richard erected 
the Castle of Gaillard to command the navigation of the Seine and to pro- 
tect >formandy against the French monarchs, about 1195-6, before he led 
the crusade into the Holy Land. It was here, perhaps, that the feud 
between King Richard and Henry de Pomeroy was established. The 
latter allied himself with John in conspiracy upon the King's return from. 
captivity and seized Mount St. Michael in Cornwall and held it for John 
against King Richard until the accession of the younger brother to the 
throne of England. 

On the bights above Le Petit Andely rises slowly the grim ruins of 
the old Chateau Gaillard, and on the island opposite still remain the 
picturesque ruins of a chateau built at an earlier date. This formidable 
fortress of Richard Coeur de Lion was constructed and received its arma- 
ment in a single year, and frowns upon the village of La Petit Andely from 
its elevation. When King Philippe decided to acquire for France the 
territory of X'ormandy after the mysterious death of Prince Arthur at 
Rouen, which was at the time ascribed to King John of England, he 
placed both the fortress of Gaillard and the Chateau on the island under 
siege, the progress of which was terrible to the inhabitants of La Petit 
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combatants from their medieval machines. It is said that Castle Gaillard 
was dismantled by King Henry I\". of France in 1663, as were the castles 
of several dangerous Norman Barons. However, during the French Revo- 
lution it was used as a prison, and in 1795 was ceded by the convention to 
the Academies or Societies of Savants, who had hitherto met in the Louvre ; 
its name was then changed to Palace de I'lnstitute, and it was not again 
employed as a school. 

Returning down the Seine from Paris to Havre, your Historian took 
advantage of a batteaux, plying between that port and Trouville, to cross 
the mouth of the Seine and again enter Normandy, going by rail from 
Trouville to Dives, an objective point for the verification of his records, 
by obtaining some more tangible proof that the name Pomeroy has endured 
for upward of 900 years. Dives is notable for being the port in which 
the fleet assembled which conveyed the Norman invaders to the shores of 
England. It is therefore an ancient town of great interest. The first 
structure that attracts the attention of visitors is the old church where 
Bishop Odo, William's half-brother, dispensed blessings and courage to the 
army of invasion. Upon the wall over the main entrance is placed a stone 
tablet upon which the names of the Sires and Tenants-in-Chief, Companions 
of William the Conqueror in his subjugation of England, are engraved. 
Conspicuous in this list is the name of our ancestor, Raoul de La Pommeraie. 
As this is an evidence and a testimony, your Historian lost no time in 
securing a photograph of the entire list, which will be readable in the half- 
tone cut presented here. Photographs were also secured of the old church, 
interior and exterior, used to illustrate these pages. This verification of 
Pomeroy tradition that our name is very ancient and distinctive, is indeed 
gratifying. Further investigation located the monument or collonne il- 
lustrated and described on another page, erected to commemorate the great 
campaign which gave to our forefather those broad and fertile manors in the 
heart of Devonshire, and Devonshire is the gem of England today. And the 
dwellers in the Channel Islands, which belonged to Normandy, naively insist 
that the "Channel Islands do not belong to England, but that England 
belongs to them," and they say it in their Norman-French language. 

Situated at the small village of Dives, near the sea-coast in Calvados, 
is the hostellerie de Guillaume le Conquerant, one of the most ancient and 
celebrated inns of France. It looks out over the barren waste of land which 
has reclaimed itself from the channel, and it was from here that William, 
Duke of the Normans, set forth for the conquest of England. 

The ancient harbor at the mouth of the river Dives has been filled up 
with sand, and a pillar (described on another page) marks the spot where 
the Conqueror is supposed to have set sail. The village, once an important 
place on the coast, contains some interesting carved houses and a church. 
It is an historic and almost a sacred spot, this little Dives, with its famous 
inn, and one to which the pilgrim may well repair with pleasure and 
advantage. 

The hotel itself is quite picturesque, a wood and plaster construction 
of the Norman type, built around a court, with rambling rooms and exterior 
staircases. The beams are blackened with age and carved in designs of 
the sixteenth century, and the comers of the court are softened by climb- 



I^tatnr^ of tlj? Pom^rny iFamtlg 10 

ing roses, wistaria, and other vines. They riot about the quaint balconies 
of the second story, and ornament them with floral decorations charming to 
behold. This is the ideal of the French inn, and is so well known and 
appreciated that its fame has gone over the world. 

The heroic equestrian bronze statue of the Conqueror at Falaise is 
admirably executed, and well placed to attract quick interest from all 
visitors. This old walled city is the birthplace of. William, and though a 
minor and of illegitimate birth he was accepted as Duke of the Normans on 
the death of his father. That part of his reign, which comes between the 
battle of Val-es-Dunes and the invasion of England was the great day 
of Normandy as a wholly independent power. 

But your Historian was too far north to become personally familiar 
with the Norman home of our great ancestor, and transportation being 
uncertain in the French language, he made another invasion in the Chan- 
nel passenger steamer Princess Ena, Arthur Noble Pomeroy, First Officer, 
the port of destination being St. Malo, by way of the Race and Swinge 
past the Channel Islands. About 6.00 a. m. we ran into a fog and cast 
anchor between Alderney and Cape la Hague, lying there until 4.00 p. m. 
and did not reach St. Malo until 8.00 o'clock. 

Castle Cornet, on the island of Guernsey, which we passed soon after 
the fog lifted, has been a stronghold of importance since the days of 
Henry 11. Down to 1672 it was the residence of the Governor of the Island. 
Here was the prison in which Gen. Lambert and other noted persons were 
confined. During Edward III.'s reign the French attacked Castle Cornet 
but could not hold it for long. In 1372 the Castle saw some fierce fighting. 
Ivan de Galles, a Welshman whose father had been executed by Edward 
III. and whose estates had been forfeited, obtained ships and assistance 
from Charles V. of France. He landed, and, after a severe battle, defeated 
Edmund Ross, the Governor, who fled to Castle Cornet. Here he was 
safe. Captain William Pomeroy (see 024 and letter from the Duke 
of Brittany), a noted and scientific artillerist, was in command; the Castle 
was strong and well protected by artillery. The siege was finally abandoned 
by Ivan under the advice of the French King. 

In December, 1643, three commissioners of Guernsey, who were in- 
vested by Parliament with plenary powers and instructions to seize the 
person of Sir Peter Osborne (the Royalist Governor) at Castle Cornet, 
were by strategy, enticed to the castle and were themselves imprisoned 
with promise of short shift. During the night they cut their way through 
the floor into a room below, where was stored some cotton. A rope was 
made from the cotton by means of which the commissioners escaped, 
although fired upon by the sentries. 

A few years later the castle was still held for the King. The garrison 
capitulated on December 15, 1651, being the last in the British Isles to 
submit to the Long Parliament. In 1672 the Castle was partially blown up 
through lightning firing the powder magazine. Subsequently it was re- 
garded unfavorably as a stronghold, for many of the defences were in 
ruins. It has since been repaired and accommodates the royal artillery, 
but for practical purposes of war its duties have been taken over by Fort 



George. Castle Cornet stands on the outermost projection of the pier in 
the harbor of St. Peter Port. 

The city of St. Alalo is built upon the rock of St Aaron, at the 
mouth of the river Ranee, and the quaint houses are inclosed by imposing 
ramparts. St. Malo, the walled city, is on the left, and as the Princess Ena 
approaches there is a splendid view. The cathedral dates from the ninth 
century. The expedition we are now about to proceed with will be in the 
nature of a forced march and we must go forward. The primitive rail- 
ways through Normandy are very accommodating, as one must change 
cars at nearly every station, thus affording the tourist an opportunity of 
becoming acquainted with each hamlet on the line while waiting for the 
connection. After leaving St. Malo we made stops of some duration at 
Dinan and Dol, before reaching Pontorson, where a change is made to 
tram-cars which run to St. Michael's ]Mount. Dinan is also a walled city 
and actually betrays its age, having been founded about the time that RoUo 
acquired the province of Normandy, 911 A. D. There is also a castle or 
prison here which frowns upon the sluggish river Ranee. Bertrand du 
Glesclin is the hero of Dinan. He was Constable of France, 1314-1380, 
and there is a statue to his honor near the center of the place where he 
met an English knight in single combat and overthrew him. The Castle was 
erected in 1380 by Duke John of Brittany. Dol has a magnificent cathedral. 
It does seem that if these people had a fine church edifice they were 
well equipped for life against all the ills of the cold world. The castle at 
Dol is owned by the Chateaubriand family. It is a few miles away from 
the town and is one of the few remaining fortresses of the Norman period. 
One of the chief curiosities of the village is the ]\Ienhir Stone, and to 
insure its orthodoxy it supports a cross at the summit. But as we are 
searching for records we will proceed to Mount St. Michael, as Pontorson's 
only attraction is a fine Norman church and railway center. We reach the 
Mount, the last mile along a causeway, like that at i\Iount St. Michael in. 
Cornwall, built in 1880, to facilitate the passage over treacherous sands. 
St. Michael's Mount in Normandy, the counterpart of St. Michael's 
Mount in Cornwall, is rich in historic interest, and during King John's 
reign touching intimately the Pomeroy ancestry. It has been said that the 
"foolish Couesnon river (between Brittany and Normandy), by its innum- 
erable turnings placed St. Michael's Mount in the territory of Normandy, 
when it logically belonged to Brittany." This view was also entertained 
by many of the Kings of France, and several efforts were made to secure 
possession of it by storm and strategy. The Mount has at all times 
attracted the attention of warriors, and the granite cone, 75 meters (about 
260 feet) high, which constitutes its base, has always been surmounted 
by a temple and fortress. The Gauls had there a college for druidresses 
where they gave oracles. The Romans, masters of Gaul, abolished the 
religion of the Druids and raised an altar to Jupiter on the Mount, which 
then took the name of Jupiter's Mount. The Franks, when they became 
Christians, elevated on the south side of the rock two oratories. Eventually, 
the Mount was acquired by Richard I., Duke of Normandy, son of William 
Longsword, who took down the oratories, and in 966 had built on the 
summit of the granite rock an immense church, surrounded by spacious 



and enduring embrasures. Then in a chart ratified by King Lothaire, and 
by a bull of Pope John XII,. he installed there thirtv Benedictine 
monks. From 1017 to 1023 Richard 11. (The Good), Duke of Normandy, 
son of Richard L, laid the foundation of a still larger edifice, enlarging 
the surface by massive arches. These subterranean constructions form 
part of the foundation of the fortress and church. In walking through 
the domed apartments one feels oppressed by, the immensity and weight 
of the structure. In the fifteenth century the Abbey of St. Michael's 
Mount attained the apogee of its grandeur.' It possessed bv gift not only 
Tombelaine (another granite rock lying all but submerged to the Channe'l 
front), but also the Chansy Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, and even some terri- 
tory in England, including Cornwall. St. :\Iichael's :Mount was the last 
stronghold remaining to King John in Normandy. An engraving pre- 
sents a vivid picture of the batde on the strand when Philip II. of France 
obtained possession of the fortress, and King John acquired the surname 
of John Lackland. However, the English in turn made frequent attacks 
upon the :Mount, and it was not until the treaty of peace in 1450 that the 
abbey was delivered from its enemies. It is interesting to note that the 
History of King Henry VHI. gives Sir Gyles de La Pomerov the honor 
of writmg the treaty of peace which ended the one hundred years war 
between France and England. Sir Gyles de La Pomerov was the French 
Ambassador to the Court of St. James. 

Avranches is another walled small city, set on a hill, and is fourteen 
miles from Pontorson. It is old and substantially built and quite inter- 
estmg with its splendid churches, the botanical gardens, and museums. It 
IS here that the penitential stone of Henry II. is located (formerly the 
Cathedral doorstep), on which the King knelt and received absolution for 
the sin he swore to the Pope's legates that he had neither committed nor 
desired. The inscription recites: 

"On this stone here at the door of the Cathedral of Avranches after 
the murder of Thomas a' Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Henry II., 
King of England and Duke of Normandy, received on his knees from the 
legates of the Pope the apostolic absolution, on Sunday, 21st May, 1172." 
_ From the great park here may be seen perhaps the finest panorama 
in France, and in a circuit of about twenty miles are located the towns of 
Mortain, the home of the half-brother of WilHam the Conqueror; Con- 
tanville, the home of Herlwin, Viscount de Vernon, father of Bishop Odo 
and Robert de Mortaine ; Vere, Falaise, Coutances, the home of Bishop of 
Coutances, which is but a few miles distant from St. Saveur de La 
Pommeraie, the home of Radulphus, the ancestor of the American Pomerovs 
which stands some two miles to the left of the railroad ; also La Pommerav' 
lying between Pontorson and Pontaubault, near the railroad; St. Lo the 
w^- °^ ^^chard de Bienfaite, son of Gilbert Crispin, (the guardia'n of 
Wilham the Conqueror), and his brother Baldwin de Mules de Brionne, 
Ctarl of Devonshire), Bienfaite being founder of the house of Clare; 
ijougeres, Montseret, and other hamlets, some with thatched roofs. All of 
the names of these Norman towns were borne by companions of William 
and will be found by the reader inscribed on the tablet from the church at 
Uives. Leaving Coutances, and going north by the railroad lined with apple 



13 AttrfBtora in Nnnnanlig 

orchards, Falaise was soon reached. From here a dog cart, similar to those 
used in Devon, but of stronger build, conveyed your Historian to the child- 
hood home of our great ancestor. St. Sauveur de La Pommeraie. No one 
would harbor the thought that this was the home of one of those turbulent 
spirits which went forth to battle and to conquest. The dress, the stature 
and the customs of the present-day Norman have none of the aggressive 
force of the habitat of the tenth century, although this thatched-roof hamlet 
is perhaps in the enjoyment of the same commercial enterprise of that age. 
But as far as business activity is concerned it may not be so far behind 
Beaminster, the English home of Eltweed Pomeroy. our immediate ancestor. 
He departed in 1630, not only to escape undesirable religious and political 
conditions, but the inertia of the industrial perspective. He doubtless 
found it impossible to live among the environments which obtaiiied at Bea- 
minster without an actual living income, continuous and independent of 
mental or manual labor, as no one appeared to have anything to do. It 
has been said that there were still some evidences of a ruined castle here 
at St. Sauveur de La Pommeraie. but time has smothered them, the only break 
in the surface of the earth and the surrounding foliage being about a mile 
distant from the hamlet with its attractive church, near the headvv"aters of 
the River Taute. To the north and east is Baieux (Bessin), famous for 
its old tapestries. On one of them, during the reign of Edward the Con- 
fessor, Harold the Saxon is represented as marching with the Norman 
William to Mount Saint Michel, there crossing the Coueson river, and 
having many of the men in danger from the quicksands now there. In 
the tapestry Mount Saint Michel is represented by a castle upon a small 
hillock. The Duke and his army appear on horseback. 

Continuing the journey through La ^^lanche, we reached in due time 
the city of Cherbourg, the chief naval station of France, near the western 
extremity of the Cotentin peninsula. The extensive breakwater which pro- 
tects the harbor was undertaken by Napoleon and was not completed until- 
1850. It contains a large naval dockyard, and is defended at the eastern 
approach to the harbor by Fort Imperial on the Isle Pelee, and Fort 
Chavagnac, equally powerful, defends the western entrance. The naval 
dockyard lies to the northwest of the town, and the docks are of great 
dimensions, allowing war vessels of deep draught to enter fully equipped 
with guns and stores. A line of passenger steamers owned by the London 
and Southwestern railway plies regularly from Southampton to Cherbourg. 
and it was upon the small steamer Southwestern that your Historian crossed 
the English Channel and returned to London, with corroborative evidence 
that the Pomeroy name has endured for nine hundred years, and that our 
ancestor left monuments behind him of villages which still bear his name. 

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Many of those interested in the Pomeroy Family History who have 
followed up the work of the Secretary and Annalist, will recognize some 
of the material introduced in this prelude to the activities of the race in 
Normandy and England, as having been transcribed from the Pomeroy 
pamphlet, "Romance and History of Eltweed Pomeroy 's Ancestors in 
Normandy and England," and from "The Journal of American History," 



1910, in which appeared a Pomeroy article, illustrated. However, it is 
necessary to reproduce some of the matter referred to in the Genealogical 
Book in order that we may approach the great collection of English vital 
statistics pertaining to the Pomeroy race in a logical manner and by chrono- 
logical sequence, to demonstrate the great influence of the race on English 
and American civilization. 

Charles the Simple was King of France when Rollo, or Rolf-Ganger, 
a Norwegian Chief, succeeded in establishing himself and his followers 
in Nonnandy as an invader, and there was no peace until King Charles 
gave up to him the entire province and his sister in marriage. The 
Scandinavian history is as poetic as that of the Greeks, and as brave as 
that of the Romans. Although the Scandinavians did not represent a 
nation, they did represent a people, a race of warlike men, with ambitions 
and purposes in common. Their energy and enterprise of conquest caused 
the results which have been looming large before the world. They lived 
as plain people of endurance and as conquerors. From the desolation of 
ice in which they were born and nurtured, they sailed out in their small 
dragon ships and conquered England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy and 
Russia, and having discovered Greenland and Iceland, colonized them. It 
is insisted with some proof that they crossed the Atlantic in their small 
ships of war and discovered this continent years before Columbus, and that 
they anchored in Vineyard Sound and left a monument of their presence 
behind them. And wherever they went they ruled as men of might. 

Radulphus de Pomeraie of La Pomeraie, in Normandy, was a descen- 
dant of the Norsemen, and a companion of William the Conqueror. Free- 
man in his History of England has said the "Normans in the time of 
William were the most turbulent and aggressive class in Europe ;" but those 
war-sons of the mysterious North were a magnificent race of men, and 
eventually produced the noblest elements of civilization, a tribute to their 
persistent energy and firm determination to improve their condition. 

"POMERAIE: Castellans of La Pommeraie, Normandy." — (De Gerville 
Anchiens Chateaux de la Manche.) ' 

"A fragment of this Norman stronghold still remains in the Cinglais, not 
far from Falaise. It is there called Chateau Ganne (Ganelon's Castle), a 
name given in Normandy to more than one such ruin, and commemorating the 
infamous traitor of Romance, who betrayed the Christian host — 

'When Charlemagne with all his peerage fell 
By Fontarabia!' 

"It is really the Chateaux de la Pommeraie, and here no doubt was the 
original 'Pomeraie,' or orchard which gave name to the stronghold of the 
family." — (Handbook of Devon.) 




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It has been asserted by historians that, "The science which treats of 
the origin and descent of families is not less important to the living than 
the knowledge of history and geography." It teaches us to distinguish and 
know those who have had an influence for good on the destinies of the 
country in which they lived, and the character of those whose activities 
have been beneficial to their fellow-men ; also, to give us clear and explicit 
knowledge of the degree of relationship that exists among us. 

Mr.' Kech, the historian, says : 'The House of Capet is the only one 
that can boast of a pedigree that reaches back to the middle of the ninth 
century-; and that few families who have occupied the thrones of former 
dynasties in Europe, can trace their genealogy beyond the twelfth cen- 
tury;" and those royal houses have been closely cared for in their integrity 
by official scribes. It is to be considered, then, almost impossible for a 
private family to trace its lineage back to the eleventh century under the 
name of its first progenitor. However, the famous Roll of Battle Abbey 
has always been considered by old families in England as a good foundation 
upon which to build ancestral lines, and we will abide by that. 

In the present generation no one would invest many pounds sterling to 
have his name added to that Roll, and the monks would drive but a sorry 
trade in comparison with their former enterprise, as they were then very 
accommodating. The pride of ancestry has in a great measure passed away ; 
and the submerging wave of democracy is day by day obliterating the old 
traditions that were once held so dear, and in many instances there is not 
sufficient earnestness to enable one to complete a Family ^losaic. Of the 
great array of time-honored names which first appeared on the Battle Abbey 
Roll, it is believed that very few are now borne by representatives in the 
male line. Some descendants survive under the names of their manors, 
for which, according to the early medieval practice still prevalent in 
Scotland and England, they exchange their own. More still are probably 
lost to sight in poverty and obscurity and have broken all the links which 
connected them with their former degree. The class included in this 
latter category, though unknown and almost unsuspected, is a very consid- 
erable one. Especially is this true of the younger branches of the parent 
stock. 

An extract from England and the English on this subject, offers the 
following testimony: "William the Conqueror divided England among the 
commanders of his army, and conferred about twenty earldoms ; not one of 



these exist todav. Nor do any of the honors conferred bv WilHani Rufus. 
1087-1100; Hen'rv I., 1100-1135; Stephen, 1135-1154; Henry II., 1154-1189; 
Richard I., 1189-1199; or John, 1199-1216. All the dukedoms created from 
the institution of Edward III., 1327-1377, down to the commencement of the 
reign of Charles 11. , 1649, except Norfolk, Somerset and Cornwall (the title 
held by the Prince of Wales), have perished. Winchester and Worcester, the 
latter merged in the dukedom of Beaufort, are the only marquisates older 
than George III., 1760-1820. Of all the earldoms conferred by the Normans, 
Plantagenets, and Tudors, only eleven remain, and six of these are merged 
in higher honors." 

At times, the old knights of the Pomeroy race made some splendid 
errors in the strife for fame and fortune. However, those mistakes con- 
sisted chiefly in their determination to hold with the strong hand the 
honors they had won on the field of battle, and to improve the condition 
of their retainers. It was for these reasons that they were so frequently 
found in arms against constituted authority; or in rebellion against un- 
desirable political or religious conditions. If there were no cause for per- 
sonal dissatisfaction they were to be found fighting by the side of their 
King when he was at war with a foreign enemy. 

It seems to the writer, however, that the best characteristics the 
American people have developed are inherited from those noble men and 
women who gave up all of their Old World comforts, their life of com- 
parative ea§e and safety, for convictions of right and liberty of conscience, 
with a courage which the civilization and privileges we enjoy today prevent 
any of us from equalling. It is, however, our privilege, and it is considered 
our duty, now that we have attained to the best conditions that the most 
sanguine of those early pioneers in America even conjectured, to go back to 
the dusty records of the Feudal Age, and bring forward our ancestors. 
Individuals of the Pomeroy Family have been at work to that end for 
twenty years and more in a desultory way. 

Eltweed (Ethelweed) (Eltwood) Pomeroy, the progenitor of the race 
in America bearing that name, 

Stands on the far frontier of the Border land, 
Where we can note the merge when light and shadow meet 
And death comes swinging by zvith rapid feet, 

the conjunction between the undesirable conditions in the Old World and 
the splendid achievements in the New. While the interest in the Pomeroy 
Family Tree is not limited to its being rooted in aristocratic soil, that 
interest is also quite profound and has its right to be considered. As hered- 
itary surnames were not in universal use until the close of the eleventh 
century, it is proper and perhaps essential in the interest of genealogical 
accuracy that we should furnish testimony to sustain the claim that we are 
entitled to the name "Pomeroy" and its derivation. Bardsley, in "English 
Surnames," asserts that the Normans first established surnames in England, 
and that before the close of the eleventh century "Fathers had no definite 
soubriquet to hand down to their children with other property. In fact 
the name of Ralph Pomeraie's father was simply "Roger," the designation 
being "of La Manche;" and his brother was known as "William Capra," 



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who also received from the haiids of William the Conqueror 22,000 acres 
of Saxon lands. 

Radulphus (Ralph) de la Pomeraie of St. Samneur de la Pommeraie, 
in the department of La ]Manche, Normandy, was evidently one of the first 
to be dignified with a surname, and as it is a place name it may be con- 
jectured that he was a man of some note in the eleventh century. He, in 
turn, conferred it upon his stronghold, Beri Pomeraie. -(now spelled Berry 
Pomeroy), which is evidence that notwithstanding- the difference in the 
spelling the name is identical. Perhaps quotations from other authorities 
on the method of spelling the name may be of interest : 

"The Norman People" says : Pomerais were Castillians of La Pomerai. 
as do Dugdale, Banks and Hovedon. The Frazier Magazines spell it 
Pomerai. In Victoria History, Exon Domesday Book, and Leland's Itin- 
erary, Camden Society, it is given Pomerei. Somerset Domesday and 
Prince's "Worthies of Devon'' spell the name Pommeraye. The Duchess 
of Cleveland in her "Battle Abbey Roll," makes the name Pomerie. Burke's 
Landed Gentry says the name was variously spelled, "Pomerae," "Pomerei," 
"Pomeraye," "Pommeraie," and "Pomeroy," until 1540, when the latter 
rendition was universally adopted. 

Palgrave's Normandy and England says the "Cotentin family of 
Pommeraye." 

Lamer's Dictionary of Family Names gives it "Pommeraye" also. 

The Penny Cyclopedia and Bardsley's Surnames, "Pomeroy," as do 
the Devonshire and Cornwall Domesday Surveys. Beauties of England and 
Wales and Fairbaim's Book of Family Crests say "Pomeroy," and Froude's 
England, Notes and Queries (all series), John Tims' Abbeys, Castles, etc., 
all spell "Pomeroy." 

And I may add that in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 
Revolutionary War," published by the Secretary of that Commonwealth, 
which records the name more than two hundred times, it is spelled in many 
different ways, beginning with "Pamroy," running through the vowels 
variously placed, and closing with "Pumroy," the editor in a note, how- 
ever, identifying all as "Pomeroy;" and may "Virtue and Courage be the 
Companions" of all who bear it. 

It will be noted that the descendants of Sir Ralph de Pomeroy who 
were bom in England and presented in this genealogical study, are not 
confined to the line of the oldest son of each family, but all are carried 
forward who have been of record from Joscelinus de Pomeroy (1100) to 
1700 and more without confusion, as we have collected them by personal 
research, and by the voluntary assistance of Mrs. Deborah Pomeroy Darling. 

Cotentin, the native home of the Pomeroy family, formed the most 
important part of the department of La Manche. Its capital was Coutances. 
It was settled by the Normans, and annexed to Normandy in the reign of 
the second Duke of the Normans, William Longsword, about 930. It 
>s said that a fragment of the Pomeraie Castle still remains at Cinglais, 
near Falais. 

With these few words by way of qualification, we will accompany 
^ir Radulphus (Raoule) de la Pommeraie into England, leaving behind 



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an engraved testimony that he was of Normandy, and a Companion of 
William, Duke of the Nonnans : 

There is now a tablet on the western wall of the nave of the Church 
at Dives, above the entrance, which contains a list of the followers of 
William the Conqueror, and in this tablet is cut the name : 

It was on the 17th day of August, 1862, that this list was placed in 
the church at Dives. It was inaugurated by the Societe Francaise d' 
Archeologies. Numerous delegates of learned societies of the cities and 
towns of Normandy, and of other provinces, which furnished the supporters 
of the Conqueror, attended the ceremonies. The column to commemorate 
the embarkation was erected in 1861 by M. de Caumont at his own expense. 
The inscription to the list of names is : 

"Les Compagnous de Guillaume a la Conquete de I'Angleterre, eu 1066; 
par M. Leopold Delisle, Alembre de ITnstitute." 

"The modest column which is placed here will tell to our countrymen, 
to travelers and to seamen, that at the foot of this slope, at the mouth of 
the Dives, Duke William assembled the fleet which transported his powerful 
army to the coast of England, after having tarried some time at St. Vallery. 
It will recall to mind that this army encamped during a month upon this 
shore before its embarkation. Dives was, in the eleventh century, one of 
the chief ports of the Duchy. It was the natural port of this vast plain 
which separates us from Falaise, the cradle of the Conqueror. It was the 
port of I'Hiemois, of Seez, and of the Comte of Alencon. From the plains 
of Falaise and I'Hiemois, the Duke may have shown his captains the 
eminence upon which this monument stands, for it is visible for fifteen 
leagues in every direction. He may have said to them: 

" 'Je vous denne rendezvous siir cette colline au pied de laquelle- vous 
trouverez ma Uotte.' "* 

In the Battle Abbey Roll appears also the name of Hugue Pomeraie, 
who was Ralph's brother, but as the name does not again appear in English 
history, or in the Domesday books, we must assume that Hugue was either 
slain in the battle of Hastings, October 14, 1066, or that he had changed 
his name after he had come into possession of large estates, as was and 
still is the custom of English land-holders. The writer is more inclined 
to the theory that Hugue Pomeraie made a change in his name, as we find 
in the Domesday books, and the Victoria Histories, a companion of the 
Conqueror called WiUiam Capra, who is credited by many authorities as 
being a brother of Sir Ralph de Pomeraie, and to whom William gave 
forty-six manors or honors, with an area of 22,000 acres. As we have 
never seen the name of William Capra quoted in any of the so-called Battle 
Abbey Rolls, the contention is that he was the Hugue Pomeraie who at- 
tended the Duke William into England. 

After his splendid conquest, William, Duke of the Normans, divided 
such parts of the territory of England as did not belong to himself by 

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reservation, or to the church by gift, into seven hundred baronies, or great 
fiefs, which he bestowed on his companions and particular friends, and 
those especially who had signalized themselves in his service, but mainly 
on those who had participated with him in the battle of Hastings or Senlac. 
These baronies were then subdivided into 60.215 knight's fees. Several 
generations elapsed after the Conquest before any one family of Saxon 
derivation attained any considerable honors equivalent to the rank of Baron 
of the Realm. 

Legal proof of a lineage for 700 years is often necessary to establish 
a claim to a barony or earldom by tenure. In such event the Domesday 
Books are the last court of appeal. The descent of property is more 
valuable. The proof of ancient demesne still rests with the Domesdav 
Survey. The Victoria History states that although the legal utility of the 
Domesday record is small the antiquarian as well as the family or national 
historian, "will find great assistance and gratification in consulting the 
record, containing as it does, the name and title of every person of im- 
portance eight centuries back, the situation, nature and extent of all their 
estateS; and in some instances, the names of their fathers, wives, and 
children. Almost every page of modern peerage-books may be referred to 
as an evidence of the utility and importance of this first census of England." 

The writer has discovered to his great satisfaction that the above 
statement is literally true, and the connection of the American Pomeroys 
with the old English stock is no longer a problem; on the contrary, it is 
a mystery why the conjunction was not discovered years ago. 

^tiihtrB at iHmih ut Som^fibag 

The Victoria Histories of the Counties of England include the hold- 
ings, by name, of the manors or baronies acquired by the companions of 
William the Conqueror after the division, and from that list I shall present 
in a brief extract the name and location of the various properties, together 
with the names of the Saxon owners and the tax rate, apportioned to Sir 
Radulphus de La Pomeraie and his brother, William Capra, which may 
be assumed as a fair equivalent for their prowess in battle and the earnest 
consideration of the Conqueror as to their importance in the subjugated 
country. 

In order that the reader may more fully comprehend the Norman and 
Saxon term used in the exhibit which will follow, a brief explanation will 
be found of interest: In the translation of the frequent phrase, "On the 
day on which King Edward (The Confessor) was alive and dead," it is 
expressed by the letters, "T. R. E." (tempore Regis Edwardi), that being 
the formula used throughout the "Exchequer Domesday," with which this 
extract has been collated. 

It should be remembered that the date of the Domesday Survey is 
1086; that the "hide" was the unit of assessment on which the dane-geld 
was paid; that the "virgate" was a quarter of a hide, and a "ferling" 
a quarter of a virgate. A "ploughland" consisted of as much land as 
eight oxen could cultivate; in Devonshire it consisted of four ferlings of 
land, and a ferling of land is by later authorities universally identified 
with sixteen acres. 



l^tHtory of the Jp^omerog iFamtlu 20 

The Domesday manor consists of demesne and villagers' lands. Demesne 
is the lord's home-farm; villagers' land is that occupied by his dependents 
on condition of cultivating the lord's home-fami for him. 

As regards identification, it should be noted that the modern manor 
or parish is not co-extensive with its Domesday equivalent. The latter 
in many cases included several subsequent sub-infendations, and was, there- 
fore, considerably greater than the later manor. In other cases the Domes- 
day manor w^as only a portion of the estate of which it bore the name, and 
many of these portions at a later date became known by other names. 

For the intelligence of those who have not had large experience in 
early genealogical history in England we w-ill state briefly that the abbrevi- 
ations found in the data pertaining to the parish records, inq. p. m., apply to 
inquisition post-mortem which are so useful to one engaged in the study 
of antecedents. These inquisitions were one of the most distinctive features 
of the feudal system in England, and were introduced in the reign of Henry 
III., (about 1216). and continuing to be held through a course of about 
430 years, were formally abolished on the accession of Charles II. to the 
throne, although they practically ceased to be taken after 1649. 

"When a person, male or female, died seized of lands in capite, that 
is holding them from the crown, a writ was issued to the escheator of the 
county directing that an inquisition should be held in order to ascertain 
of what lands he died seized, of whom and by what services the. same 
were held, when he died, and who was his next heir." If the heir hap- 
pened to be a minor the lands descending to him were held in ward by 
the crown till he came of age. The wardship w^as generally a very lucra- 
tive business, because the rents and profits of the estate went to the person 
having charge of the heir till his coming of age. so that wardships were 
frequently bought from the crown for large sums of money. On the 
heir attaining his majority he had to sue out his "ousterlemain ;" in other 
words, he had to obtain delivery from the crown of the lands for which 
he was in ward, after first proving to the Court's satisfaction that he was 
of age. As may be expected, payments of a very exacting nature were 
extorted on all these occasions of death, proof of age and delivery of 
lands. It will be seen, therefore, that inquisitiones post-mortem are very 
useful to genealogists of the present day, because in them are recorded the 
most minute particulars of the deceased's landed property, names of manors 
long since passed out of existence, field names, names of tenants, etc., etc., 
are often given, likewise many interesting details as to the services by 
which the property was held. The date of the deceased's death, the heir's 
name, relationship, and age at the time of his predecessor's death are all 
stated on the oath of twelve men appointed as a jury. 

Proceeding now to a few particulars respecting the "Calendar of 
Inquisitiones Post-Mortem" for the counties of Cornwall and Devon, it 
should be remarked that in 1806 it was ordered by Parliament that a Cal- 
endar be printed of the inquisitiones then kept in the Tower of London, 
but since that date deposited in the Public Record Office. These records 



Zl ©rtgtnal SntJ^sttgatuina 

cover the period between the reigns of Henry III. and Richard III., and 
may now be consulted in most of the public libraries of the kingdom. 

iFirst Pr00pnttiir5 of tl]? ^am^rnij iFmntlg 

In every Human Life a moment comes in 
which all that has been evolved from the 
Generations culminates. 

The history of the Pomeroy race is broad in reference to the compass, 
the contents. A living stream of fact, event, and episode lies behind it in 
detail, while each day, each hour, the stream of time is adding new and 
large events and visions to the cumulated actors of many centuries. History 
is the delineation from the past and present of both the active and passive 
forces which have prevailed through the intelligence of human nature and 
human action. History informs us of the results of the human passion and 
thought, which should be comprehended in their chronological consequences. 
It concerns us to know the steps by which the Pomeroy race have approached 
the present century, and the channels through which they have arrived. 

Our history, although not specific in detail, begins with the succession 
of the great Gothic tribe which formerly had their dwelling about the Black 
Sea and the Sea of x^zov, to which this distinct tribe seems to have come from 
yet more eastern regions, and after erratic wanderings up to and along 
the northern coasts of the Baltic, one branch finally spread itself over the 
greater part of Norway, Sweden and the Danish Islands, and had nation- 
alized themselves as Scandinavians. They had learned their might and 
determined to have by the strong and ruthless hand of war all they could 
acquire in Russia and Italy, and in Germany, France and England, and 
in any other country on the shores of which their swift sailing barques 
could land them. Roger is assumed to be a descendant of that tribe which 
landed in Norway, and which after they had become possessed of Nor- 
mandy, were known as Northmen. It was in the Cotentin Peninsula, 
province of La Manche, that he married and passed his life. 

a. ROGER, (no surname), with his son, William Capra, was a large 
benefactor to the Pomeroy Abbey of Saint Alary Du Val, in Nor- 
mandy. — (Calendar of Documents, France, p. 536.) 

Children: 
.01 Radulphus de La Pommeraie. + 

b. HuGUE Pommeraie: Companion of William the Conqueror at the 
battle of Hastings. He was either slain in the battle of Hastings 
or changed his name. 

c William Capra : Companion of William the Conqueror at the battle 
of Hastings. He was also called William Chievre, and is No. 19 
in the Exchequer Book. 

(L Beatrice (Beatrix) Abbess of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Michael's 
Mount, Cornwall. She held from her brother, William Capra, 
Yardelston and West Budleigh, in Tiverton, where she had seven 



villeins, six bordars, three serfs, ten beasts, twenty sheep, eighteen 
goats, forty acres of woodland, fifteen acres of meadow, and two 
hundred acres of pasture. She also held Bradford of her brother, and 
added to it Toredona, and she probably lived at the latter place. 
Beatrice also held a manor at Nether Stowey of Ralf de Pomerei 
and is entered in the Exchequer Book as Ralf's sister. 

• This small tablet of a native Norman family is presented to the 
Pomeroy race in America merely for the purpose of imparting the fact 
that through the admirable system of keeping records in England a family of 
some importance and renown may be traced for about one thousand years 
without the loss of any member who has been of record in that country. 

It is not the intention of the Historian to number any member of this 
family in the American Pomeroy Mosaic except our direct ancestor with 
the Pomeroy name. Although Roger is introduced to you as father of Sir 
Ralf de La Pommeraie, there is every evidence of assurance that the latter 
was the first to bear our ancient and distinctive name. 



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"There is regard for ancestry which nour- 
ishes only a weak pride; but there is also a 
moral and philosophical respect for our an- 
cestry which elevates the character and im- 
proves the heart. Next to the sense of reli- 
gious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know 
what should bear with stronger obligation on 
a liberal and enlightened mind than a con- 
sciousness of alliance with excellence which 
has departed." — Daniel Webster. 

.01 RADULPHUS de La POMMERAIE, b. at St. Sauveur de La 
Pommeraie. in the Province of La Manche, Normandy, circa, 1030, 
son of Roger, (no surname) ; benefactor to the Hospital of 
St. John the Baptist, at Falaise, Normandy; companion of WilHam 
the Conqueror in the subjugation of England; in the battle of 
Hastings A. D. 14 October, 1066 , his rank in the army of the Duke 
of the Normans being equivalent to that of Chief-of-Staff as it is 
designated in the present day. He received for his assistance in 
that fateful battle fifty-eight Lordships in County Devon, three in 
Somerset, and two in Cornwall, besides sixteen entered upon. He 
was one of the first to acquire a family or surname, and he may 
therefore be considered as a prominent man in his native province. 
Lower, in his "Dictionary of Family Names of the United King- 
dom," says: "This parish (De La Pommeraie) gave name to a 
great family, mentioned in Domesday Book and by Brompton, and 
the name was in turn conferred upon Berry Pomeroy, County 
Devon, England." The locality which Sir Radulphus de La 
Pommeraie selected for the construction of the celebrated strong- 
hold which still bears his name, is not far from the River Dart. 
The Castle stands upon a rocky eminence and cannot be success- 
fully attacked except in its front, because of the precipitous nature 
of other approaches. This was the chief seat of the Pommeraie 
family for five hundred years. During the first census of England, 
1087, Sir Ralph de La Pommerai was chosen, with one other, a com- 



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I missioner to convey to the King's Treasury at Winchester the tax 

collected in Devon under the "Domesday Survey." 

Married. (Our authorities do not give the name of his wife.) 
2d gen. Children: 
.02 JoscELiNUS DE PoMERiA, son and heir; b. in Normandy. + 
.03 William de Pomerai, b. in England. + 

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The complete title page of the document from which the photographs 
presented here were taken of Sir Radulphus de La Pomeroy's holdings at 
the time the first survey and census of England were made properly finds 
a place in tlfis History. This document is an exact fac-simile of the original 
Domesday Book and was secured by means of photo-zincography by Col. 
Sir H. James, Re. Frs. at the ordnance survey office, Southampton, by Her 
Majesty's command. The photo-zincograph is an adaptation from the chromo- 
carbon process so that a photograph can be at once transferred to plates 
of zinc or stone for printing as by the ordinary methods. By this method 
of photography there is no opportunity for any one so inclined to change 
in any respect the integrity of the original document. In fact the original 
document is not even handled or touched by the copyist, as each leaf of 
the book is placed in succession before the camera by the officer from the 
Public Record Office, London, in whose charge it constantly remains, and. 
sometimes after an exposure of only twenty seconds, the copy is taken. 

In the copy of this Famous Domesday Book now in the possession of 
your Historian a red line is run through the names of places, and some- 
times through the names of persons, as if to erase or mark them out. These 
lines will appear in the half-tone or etching used in this History. This 
is peculiar to the Domesday Book, and is equivalent to the modern method 
of underlining a word or passage to which it is desired to direct particular 
attention. In the title page the old letters have also been copied from the 
Domesday Book itself. Aly copy of Devenescire Domesday Book contains 
a photograph of the great book in its binding and of the chest in which it 
has been preserved for 825 years. 



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{Please paste this leaflet into the Ponteroy Pamphlet to face page 28.) 

In the introduction to the Pomeroy Pamphlet, "Romance 
and History of Eltweed Pomeroy's Ancestors in Normandy 
and England," published March 3, page v, 3d paragraph, 5th 
line, the Annalist said: "While the line of descent given in 
this Httle book has been verified to an abstract certainty, there 
may remain that intangible doubt of absolute certainty which 
is so imperative in a family genealogy. The absolute proof, 
it is hoped, will be produced before we are ready to go to press 
with the Book of Record of the Pomeroy Family." 

The English exploration has continued since that writing 
and it is with great satisfaction that the Annalist is now pre- 
pared to annoimce, on the authority of copies of the original 
visitations of Counties Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, and of the 
Parish Records of those counties, which he has in his possession, 
(1531, 1564 and 1620), that the ancestral record of Eltweed 
Pomeroy is now established as presented in this supplemental 
leaflet to the Pomeroy pamphlet. If any of those who have 
purchased a copy of said pamphlet do not receive a copy of this 
please vrnte for one. This revision may now be considered 
absolutely correct. 

While there is no material change from the chart given in 
the pamphlet referred to, we have been enabled to add the two 
generations noted as "probably omitted;" (see parallel chart, 
page 31; also page 23, between 8th and 9th generations; page 
27,4th line; and same page, between 6th and 7th generations) 
and to locate the right Thomas, a younger son, the Thomas who 
m. Johanna being of another family. 

It will be observed that as Sir Henry's children, (11th and 
12th generations in the pamphlet) Sir John and his sisters, 
Johanna and Margaret, and Johanna's daughter Johanna, 
died without Pomeroy projection, they and their father Sir 
Henry have been omitted in the pedigree of Eltweed Pomeroy. 
although they were accounted for in the succession to the 
fconors of the family in the pamphlet. 

1- Radulphus (Ralf. Ralph) de Pomeraie of La Pomeraie, 
in Normandy, (living 1035-1087), came over with William 
the Conqueror. He was benefactor to the Hospital of St. 
John the Baptist at Falaise, in Normandy; also, appointed 
with another Commissioner to carry to the King's Treasury 
at Winchester the tax collected in Devon, under the as- 
sessment made upon the Doomesday Survey. The name 
of his wife is not given by our authorities. Sons named, 
Joscelinus (Joscelin) and William. 

Jocelinus (Joslin, JosceHn, Johel) de Pomeria, son and 
heir, (living 1080-1135), made gifts to the Hospital of St. 
John at Falaise, in Normandy; also, granted to the Abbey 
du Val in St. Omer, in the diocese of Baieux, Normandy, 
of which he was the refounder, the Churches of Beri, 
Braordin and Clisson, in Devon, and numerous churches 



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and other property. Married Emma, dau. of .... 
Their children were: Henry, Roger, Philip. Joselin and 
Radulphus. 

3. Henry de la Pomerei. son and heir, (living 1120-1166); 
paid the danegelt in Devon 33 Henry I, and 2 Henry II.' 
Married Rohesia, daughter of King Henry I. and Sibella, 
daughter of Sir Robert Corbett, Lord of Alcester, County 
Warwick. Rohesia was sister of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall , 
natural son of King Henry I., and had a grant from him 
of the manor of Ridwari in Cornwall. Their children were 
Henry and Joscelin. 

4. Henry de Pomeria, son and heir, (living 1150-1197) held 
the Castle of La Pomerai, and was Prepositura (Provost) 
of the Duke of Normandy. Gave land to the Priory 
of St. Nicholas at Exeter; fortified and defended the Castle 
of Mount Saint Michael for King John. Married (1) 
Matilda de Vitrei, daughter of Andre de Vitrei and Agnes, 
(daughter of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and his wife, Agnes 
or Beatrice, Countess of Cornwall) ; m. (2) Rohesia, dau. of 
Thomas and sister of Doun Bardolph (s. p. by her). One 
son named in our authorities — 

5. Henry de la Pomerai, son and heir, (living 1180-1216), 
settled on his 2d son, Galfrid (Geoffrey) the manors of 
Clistwick, Braordin and Ceriton 7 John. Married Alicia 
de Vere (daughter of Robert de Vere, Earl of Guisness in 
Normandy, and his wife Maud de Cornwall). 

6. Henry de Pomeria, son and heir, (living 1209-1226), gave 
lands in Boscowen and Trelgher, (bounty Cornwall, to the 
Monastery of Saint Michael's Mount; he was Governor of 
Exeter Castle 12 to 16, John and Sheriff of Devon 6 Henry 
III. Married Johanna, daughter of Reginald and sister 
of Roger de Valletort. 

7. Henry de Pomeraye, son and heir, (living 1211-1237), 
and in ward to Sir Ralph de Turbeville, 3 Nov. 5 Henry III. 
Did homage for the lands of his father. Died at the age 
of 25 years. Married Margeria de Vernon, who survived 
him, and as his widow had ward of their son Henry, on 
payment of • 400 marks . 

8. Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir, (living 1230-1281), 
under age 21 Henry III. Confirmed the grants made by 
his father to the Abbey of Ford. Ordered to be at Salop 
with horse and arms against Llewellyn ap Griffith, 44 
Henry III. (1260) and acknowledged the summons by 
one Knight's fee in Berry Pomeray. He married Isolda, 

dau. of ; a widow. She was again left a 

widow, with one-third dower in Berry and Stokeley Pomeray. 
She died 1333. 

9 . Sir Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir, (living 1265-1305) , 
bom at Tragoney, County Cornwall, and baptized in the 
church there 23 April 1265; claimed a moiety of the manor 

I of Tremeton and 58 Knights' fees in Cornwall and Devon 

I as co-heir of Roger de Valletort, 33 Edward I. Married 

•J at the Feast of Pentecost, 1287, Amicia, daughter of Sir 

] Geoffrey de Camville, who held Manor of Stokeley de 

I Pomeray in dower, 1328. 



; I 10. Sir Henry de la Pomeroy, son and heir, (living 1292-1367), 

I renewed the suit commenced by his father for a moiety 

I of the lands and castle of Roger de Valletort, 1316. Had 

I License to entail the manors of Stokeley, Byrye, Harbur- 

1 ton, etc., on himself and Johanna his wife, for Hfe, with 

: I remainder to their sons, Henry, WilHam, Nicholas, John 

J I and Thomas, successively in tail male, 1 May 2 Edward 

■; I II., and entailed them by fine 3 Edward III. (1320); Mar- 

? ried (1) Johanna, daughter of John, Lord Mules; married 

i (2) Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of John de Powderham, 

; I by whom he had daughter EHzabeth. 

It 11. Thomas de la Pomeray, youngest son of Sir Henry de la 

-1 I Pomeray and Johanna Mules, (hving 1330-1372), acquired 

{lands in_ Sandridge, etc.; ped. finished 45 Edward III. 
He continued the pedigree, although our authorities do 

I I not give the name of his wife. 

i f 12. Edward de la Pomeray, son and heir, (living 1410-1446), 

I I representing the 12th generation in the direct line, 

I I succeeded to Berry Pomeray on the death of Sir Thomas, 

1 \ 1426. This Edward w^as Sheriff of County Devon. Mar- 

I ried Margaret Bevile, who died 10 Sept. 1461. He 

Idled 3 May, 1446, seized of Berry Pomeray, Stokeley 
Pomeray, one-half of the manor of Harberton, one-third of 
I the manor of Brixton, etc., by virtue of the entail as noted. 

1 I Issue, Henry and John. 

• I 13. Sir Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir, (living 1416-1481), 

aged 30 and more at his father's death, and 40 and more at 
his mother's death, married Alice, daughter of John Raleigh 
of Fardell, County Devon, and by her had six children; 
m_. (2) Anna Cammel, daughter of Robert Cammel of 
Tittleford, County Dorset, who died s. p. by him, although 
she had a daughter Johanna Barrett, by a previous mar- 
riage, who married WiUiam Kelloway of County Dorset. 
Children of Sir Henry de la Pomeray and Alice Raleigh: 
Sir Seint Clere, son and heir, d. s. p., John. Agnes, Elizabeth, 

j I Sir Richard, second son, and heir to his brother, (Sir Seint 

Clere) and Thomas. Sir Richard represented the succes- 
sion after the death of his brother, Sir Seint Clere, in the 

I 14th generation. At this time our authorities commence 

to spell the name Pomeroy. 

14. Thomas Pomeroy, third son of Sir Henry Pomeroy and 
Alice Raleigh, brother of Sir Richard and Sir Seint Clere, 
(living 1451-1493), married Agnes Kelloway, daughter 
of John Kelloway, of County Dorset, who settled lands upon 
him and Agnes, his wife, in Cheriton, Fitzpaine. etc., in 
that county, 20 Sept. 1478. Children: Agnes, Anna, 
Margaret, Thomasine, Elizabeth, Thomas and — 

15. Richard Pomeroy, 2d son, (living 1480-1531); married 
Eleanor Coker, of Maypowden, County Dorset. Children: 
Henry and John. 

16. Henry Pomeroy, son and heir, (living in 1531-1559), 
i married Anne Huckmore, of County Dorset. 

17. Richard Pomeroy, (living 1560-1593), was under age at 
the time of his father's death, very young, and in ward to 




I an uncle. When Richard arrived at the legal age he ob- 

I tained a recission of the grant of guardianship. Our 

] authorities do not give the name of his wife. A note from 

I A. A. Leonard, Vicar of Beaminster, County Dorset says: 

"You will remember my giving you the date of the baptism 
of Eltweed Pomeroy, son of Richard. I have copied the 
Diocesan Transcripts to the end of 1624, and find two other 
Pomeroys", younger brothers of Eltweed, who was christened 
in the Beaminster Parish Church, July 4, 15S5, thus: 
Edward Pomeroy, bapt. 4 March 1591. buried 19 July 
1592; Henry Pomeroy, bapt. 5 Aug. 1593. 
18. Eltweed Pomeroy, (living 1585-1673), bom in Beaminster, 
County Dorset, England; married there May 4, 1617. 
Johanna Keech, who gave him two children; she died 
Nov. 27, 1620; he married (2) at Crewkeme, Somerset, 
England, May 7, 1627, Margery Rockett, the mother of 
his children in America. On March 30, 1630, he and his 
wife and infant son Eldad embarked in the 400-tGn ship 
"Mary and John," Capt. Squeb, with a company of 
Puritans numbering 140. After seventy days' sail they 
landed at Matapan, where they laid out the town of Dor- 
chester. The sons bom to them in America were : Medad, 
Caleb, Joshua and Joseph. 

The secretary desires to inform all those interested that in 
addition to the vital genealogical statistics of the thousands of 
American families, he now has perhaps the most complete and 
valuable collection of English records ever brought to America 
by any family. These records cover the centuries from 1066 
to 1700 and more without confusion, and include not only the 
projection of the oldest sons of the main stock, but also of the 
younger sons and their families where they have been of record. 
There are quite a number of the pamphlets, "Romance 
j and History of Eltweed Pomeroy's Ancestors in Normandy 

and England," (81 pages, illustrated, SI. 00), and a few leaflets, 
\ "Eltweed Pomeroy and Four Generations of his Descendants," 

\ (the latter 50 cents), subject to your order. The inclosed 

I subscription blank explains itself. 

i When writing the Secretary for information, or with data 

I : for his use, kindly name your father and mother, as it will assist 

\ him materially in the work. 

1 ERRATA IN PAMPHLET. 

Page 14, 4th paragraph, 1st line, for gt-gt-gr father, read gt-gr father. 
Page 14. 4th paragraph, 4th line, for Sir John read Sir Henry. 
Page 14, 4th paragraph, 4th line, for 11th generation read 10th. 
Page 29, paragraph above Calendar, 4th line, for Sir Richard read Richard. 
Page 29, in Calendar of English Kings, for William III. read William II. 
Page 29, in same, 11th line from bottom, for Henr>- IV. read Henry VI. 
Page 30, 2d paragraph, 2d line, for Sir John read Sir Henry. 
Page 31, next to last paragraph, 4th line, for Sir John read Sir Henry. 
Page 67, foot note, for Sir John read Sir Henry. 
Page 81, 6th paragraph, 3d line, for July 5, 1635, read July 5, 1655. 

Respectfully, 

ALBERT A. POMEROY, 
Secretary of the Pomeroy Family Association. 
Sandusky, Ohio, May 16, 1910. 



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In the Domesday Survey Devonshire is one of the five western shires 
and is epitomized, not only in the Exchequer Book, but also in another 
volume known as the "Exeter Book." The latter contains, besides a fuller 
abstract of the returns made by the Hundred Juries, also a copy of the 
returns made by the commissioners appointed to collect the land tax in 1084. 
Neither of these books, in describing the Devonshire estates, mentions the 
hundreds to which they belong. It is for this reason that the editors of the 
"Victoria History-" resolved to make the text of the Exeter Book the 
groundwork for their translation in the case of Devon, only supplement- 
ing it by the Exchequer where the pages have been lost. 

In "Victoria History," w^e find that the Honours of Berry Pomeroy 
and those of Braneys (Bradninch), held in 1086 by the two brothers, 
Ralf de Pomeray and William Capra, contained a large slice of the county 
(Devon), comprising 106 manors, assessed at seventy-five hides, with a 
cultivated area of over 45.000 acres. 

"Ralf's Honour, sometimes called the honour of Bradworthy, because 
Bradworthy was the head of its North Devon section, as Berry Pomeroy 
was of its South Devon section, included sixty manors. In 1166 and 1212 
the honour consisted of thirty-two fees, and in 1234 of twenty-one fees, 

"From Ralf de Pomeroy the honour descended to his son Joscelinus 
(Joslin), who in 1125 gave the manor of Canonteign and the tithe of 
Berry and Upottery to the Pomeroy Abbey of St. Mary du Val, and it 
then came to his grandson Henry, who married Rohesia, sister of Reginald, 
Earl of Cornwall, natural son of King Henry I., and Sibelle, daughter and 
coheir of Sir Robert Corbett, Lord of Alcester, County Warwick." 

Beri (Berry). No. 50 in the list or table which follows, part of which 
was formerly owned by Alvric the Saxon, paid il2. It paid geld for three 
hides. These twenty-five ploughs can till. Thereof Ralph has one hide 
and four ploughs in demesne, and the villeins one hide and seventeen 
ploughs. There Ralf has forty-five villeins, seventeen bordars, sixteen 
serfs, eight beasts, seventeen swine, five hundred and sixty sheep, one 
hundred acres of wood (land), ten acres of meadow, and forty acres of 
pasture; worth £12. When Ralph received it, worth £16. The names, 
Saxon owners, tax and identification by (in) hundreds are here presented. 
Translation of the preceding pages from the "Domesday Book"* follows: 



*It was while your historian was visiting the Public Record Office in 
London, while taking a peek at the great Domesday Book, that he learned of the 
fac-simile from which the preceding pages have been photographed, and he 
followed the trail to the office of publication. But, alas, he was told that 
there was not a copy left; not one to be had for any consideration; the limited 
edition had long since been exhausted. Having been in the publishing busi- 
ness, however, he was of the impression that two or three files were held by 
a publisher, and that one might be disposed of; and so it proved. As far as 
your historian has information, there are now but two copies of the Devon- 
shire Domesday Book in the United States, and as the copy we have is an 
important addition to the archives of the Pomeroy Family in America, the 
Annalist will perhaps be pardoned for making this personal statement. 




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In order to present some of the more important details connected 
with these properties I will quote from Victoria History: 

"Among Pomeray's under-tenants the two whose names occur most 
frequently are Roger and William, but there were apparently two Rogers. 
[one Roger, son of Payn of Putford, the other Roger 'Aculeus,' called 
also Roger the Sandy, (flabus). The former was tenant of Julian Putford and 
Peamore and was represented in 1166 by Richard son of Payn de Puttiford. 
Richard de Puttiford held them in 124 1', and Walter Pollard in 1303]. 

"The latter held Huxham and other manors (Clyst St. George, Cap- 
pah, Dunston, Blackslade in Widdicombe-in-the-Moor, Weycroft, Kennedon 
and Ranscombe, and Heavitree) in the south and east of the county, which 
were dispersed among the families of Geoffrey de Pomeray (he had Clyst 
St. George, also Street Ralegh, in Domesday, Torstan's), Henry de Pome- 
ray of Buckerel (he had Weycroft, Brockland, and Borcombe ; at the two 
last named he succeeded the Domesday Geoffrey), Huxham, Bolley and 
Prawle. 

" 'William' is the ancestor of William le Peytevin, or William of 
Poitou, who held four fees of Pomeray in 1166. . . .and of Robert Peytevin, 
who held the same in 1243. 

"Beatrice, who held West Chevithorn in Tiverton, and Uplowman, 
was Pomeray's sister; she also held Southleigh, and Bradford Tracy of 
William Capra, and is called his sister. — (Exeter Domesday, folio 406, 
404b, 341b.) 

"Roscelin, was Pomeray's under-tenant, as Warin was William 
Capra's, but the two appear to have held estates jointly in Waringston, 
Raplinghays, and Ivedon, in Hemyock, Tiverton, and Budleigh Hundreds. 

©Ij? (^r^at Sag ®?nants-ttt-QIIjt^f 

"The detailed consideration of the great lay tenants-in-chief, whose 
possessions formed the baronies or 'honours' which are found in this 
county at a later date, and of their sub-tenants, may be found in the Vic- 
toria Histories under the title of 'Feudal Baronage.' Suffice it here to 
remark that the estates of Hugh, Earl of Chester, passed by his forfeiture 
to the Crown. Those of the Count of Mortain, after being resumed 
by Henry I., and held by the King or some member of the royal family for 
two centuries, were in 1337 settled on the Prince of Wales. 

"The estates of Geoffrey, bishop of Coutances, with additions and 
exceptions, went to form the Honour of Barnstaple ; those of Baldwin, the 
sheriff, the Honour of Okehampton ; those of Judhel of Totnes, the Honours 
of Hurberton and Totten; Ralf de Pomeray's the Honour of Berry; those 
of William, his brother, better known as William Capra, the Honour of 
Braneys or Bradninch. Walter de Dowai's were divided between the 
Honours of Bampton and Marshwood. William de Falaise's constituted 
the Honour of Dartington ; those of Odo, son of Gamelin, together with 
his father-in-law, Tetbald, the Honour of Torrington, whilst Goscelin's 
and Clavil's and Queen jMatilda's went to the Honour of Gloucester. The 
rest, with the exception of a few which went to out-county honours, or 
were held of the king in chief, constituted the great Honour of Plympton. 
(Feudal Aids, 235.) 



"Changes in the names of places have also been frequent in Devon, 
not only to distinguish neighboring estates which originally bore the same 
name, but also by custom and use, where no such necessity existed, or 
from the places where churches were built. 

SnnklattJia anb fKatwrs 

"Excepting churches, which had to show that they were in possession 
of the estates claimed by them 'on the day on which King Edward was 
alive and dead,' all claimants to property were required to establish their 
title either by naming the person who had put them in possession, such as 
the sheriff, or appealing to some other person as voucher who had the King's 
authority, or else by producing the king's writ. In Exeter Domesday, 
folio 346, Walscin calls the king to vouch for his holding Diptford of the 
Queen. But, there were two ways by which it was attempted to circum- 
vent this requirement; the first was by entering upon and claiming as 
appurtenant to some manor of which the claimant was in lawful possession 
an estate which in King Edward's time had been held independently. 
The oft-recurring phrase used of land that it was held pariter, which is 
occasionally equated with pro manerio or lihere, means no more than that 
the land to which it applies was not village or peasants' land subject to 
services, but an independent holding or book-land. Whenever by usurpa- 
tion an independent bookland had been entered upon and made dependent 
upon some other estate, it figures in Domesday as 'an estate entered upon' 
{terra occupata). Besides noting the fact in the body of the text, the 
Exeter Domesday gives a complete separate list of 'estates entered upon.' 
The right to these was no doubt specially reserved for the king to settle, 
and was usually a matter of payment. 

"The other method, which, as Dr. Round has stated, was resorted to, to 
conceal a defective title, was an allegation of exchange. Some exchanges 
were no doubt quite genuine transactions, such as the acquisition by the 
Crown of Ermington and Blackawton by exchange with Walter de Dowai 
for Bampton, or the acquisition by the Count of Mortain of the castle of 
Cornwall from the bishop of Exeter, in exchange for Haxton and Benton. 
though in this case the exchange may not have been altogether voluntary. 

"But when Ruald Adobed is stated to hold West Panson by exchange, 
one may suspect that possibly Ralf de Pomeray made the exchange be- 
cause his title was not flawless. Ralf de Pomeria entered upon a manor 
called Panson, and gave it to Ruald in exchange for 'Brochelande' and 
'Radiz.' We may well ask whether all these exchanges were genuine, or 
not set up to conceal irregular possessions by force." 

"Passing from general remarks to particular points, the first to de- 
serve attention is the position of the Hundreds in this shire. With one ex- 
ception, these are the same today as they were at the time of the Survey, 
but the names of several have been changed owing to the place of meeting 
being changed. 



39 ®lie ^r^at Sag ®Fnattts-ttt-ffll|t^f 

"It is now generally admitted that whatever the 'hide' may have origi- 
nally connoted as being land of one family, yet as ordinarily used in the 
pages of our record it denotes simply a unit of assessment. The 'hide' 
is the unit which paid two shillings toward the normal king's geld; the 
virgate is a quarter of that unit; the fcrlbig is a quarter of a quarter or 

one-sixteenth of the unit Once only is the acre met with as a measure 

of assessment, having the value of one-thirtieth of a zirgate. — (Round 
Feudal England, 38.) 

"There is ample evidence to show that in post-Domesday times, a 
ferling of land in Devon contained sixteen acres, or a quarter of a 'plough- 
land,' and an early survey of Berry Pomeroy in 1292. when compared 
with the Domesday description, shows that it contained the same area at 
the Conquest. 

"The demesne is there stated to have consisted of 'sixteen ferlings 
of land of which each one contains sixteen acres, each acre being worth 
three pence yearly, and so each ferling is worth four shillings yearly.' " 
"The sixteen ferlings of 1292 represent the four plough-lands of 1086, 
so that four ferlings of sixteen acres each went to the plough-land. Mr. 
Chope, in Trans. Devonshire Association, has quite independently arrived 
at the same conclusion that the plough-land was about sixty acres. It 
has been too readily assumed that because in some parts of England the 
'plough-land,' or land for one plough represents the arable land of a "hide.' 
I therefore the plough-land must necessarily always represent one hundred 
I and twenty acres. For Devon, the facts wherever they can be tested, point 

to a different conclusion, 
j "In the case of Berry Pomeroy already referred to, four plough- 

I lands of Domesday are represented in 1292 by sixteen by sixteen, or 256 
I acres, i. e. sixty-four acres to a plough-land. 

I "The cultivated area of Stockleigh Pomeroy was. again, 350 acres in 

1 1292, while in our record it is described as land for six ploughs, giving 
I fifty-eight and one-third acres as the extent of a plough-land there. 
I "Newton Tracey, a manor hemmed in by estates belonging to other 

1 honours, contains 336 acres Other examples might be quoted showing 

\ that whatever the size of the plough-land mav have been in other counties, 
in Devon it was roughly sixty-four acres, or eighty acres including roads, 
hedges, and waste. On this basis the total acreage accounted for in the 
Domesday Survey of Devon is, roughly, 743,320 acres, or about half the 
present total. 

"The present total, however, includes not only a large number of 
manors of post-Domesday creation, which were waste, and part of the 
forest in 1085, but considerable tracts which are still untilled, Dartrroor 
Forest, and other commons, river-beds, marshlands, and the fcre- 

shore The forest extending over all Devon until King John's rime, 

the Domesday book-lands being only clearances of limited areas." 



(From Victoria History of the County of Devon.) 

"The honour of William Capra (Braneys) consisted of fewer manors 
than that of his brother Ralf de Pomeray, forty-six compared to sixty, of 
lower assessment, thirty-four and one-half hides, as against forty and one- 
half, but its acreage was nearly equal, 22,000 odd acres as compared with 
something like 23,700. It included seven manors which had belonged to the 
Saxon Alward Torcheson's. six of which had been Winchin's, six which had 
been Ailmer's, four which had been Alvric's, three of Brictric's, two each of 
Godric's and Algar's, and the remaining four were single estates of 
different Saxon owners. 

"The earlier history of Bradninch is somewhat obscure. According 
to Risdon it followed the Earldom of Cornwall, and Mr. Whale associates 
it with the honour of Plympton. It does not appear as Earl Reginald's 
in his return of 1166, but appears there as William Tracy's. Besides 
William Capra's estates the honour included Clyst St. George, which was 
held of it by Ralf de Pomeray, and Lympstone. And since Lympstone, 
which at the date of the Survey was held by Capra under Richard, son of 
Gilbert, Count of Eu and Brionne, was granted out in serjeanty by Henry 
I., it is evident that the honour must at the time have been in the King's 
hand, by escheat or forfeiture. Lympstone appears to have been held by 
Sir Ralf de Pomeray as under-tenant, because Reginald de Albemarle, in 
1243, held it of Muriel de Bolley, and de Bolley constantly represented 
Pomeray wherever he was under-tenant. Henry I. seems to have bestowed 
it on William Tracy, with whose daughter and heiress it passed to John 
de Sudeley, and to his second son William, who took his mother's name of 
Tracy, and was the murderer of Archbishop Thomas of Canterbury. W^ith 
this William's daughter Eva, it passed in 1174 to William de Courtney, who 
also called himself Tracy. On the death of Eva, Henry, the son of Reginald, 
Earl of Cornwall, purchased the honour of Braneys for 1200 marks, and 
held it for sixteen fees. 

"Maud, daughter of Guy de Brionne and Eva de Tracy, was twice 
married, first to Nicholas Martin, son of Nicholas Martin, Lord of Dart- 
ington, and secondly, to Geoffrey de Camville, who, in right of Maud, held 
the honour in 1285 by the courtesy of England. Their daughter, Amicia 
de- Camville, married Henry de Pomeraie, son of Henry de Pomeraie and 
Johanna de Valletorta, and being a minor Geoffrey de Camville became 
guardian of his daughter's husband. Geoffrey de Camville died 1308, and 
was succeeded in this honour by William Martin, son and heir of Maud by her 
first marriage. On the death of William Martin in 1325, and of his son 
Nicholas two years later, the honour came to his sister Joan, wife of James. 
Lord Audley, in whose family it continued until the fifteenth year of 
Richard XL On the death of Nicholas, Lord Audley, in 1392, it reverted 
to the Crown. 

"While William Capra held several honours of the barony of Hurberton 
and Totten, by far the largest under-tenant of Judhel was Ralf de Pomeray, 
but nowhere did the Pomeray family continue to be under-tenants of Totnes. 
In one group, consisting of seven fees, Richard, son of Stephen, had taken 
their place in 1286, and in another group of seven fees, Jacob or Avice 
de Bolley." 







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Galfridus Pomerie for 50 marks. The County Dorset boundary now includes 
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his village of Tale in Peahembury. 



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1.- Esestaple. -Enstaple. .1 tharxC in par. .5s. .Enstaple in Bradworthy 
in Blacktorrington. 
He and his brother added it to Braordina (Bradworthy). 

2. Potaforda. .Putford. .1 thane in par. .3s 9d..In West Putford in 
Blacktorington. 

To which has been added one-half virgate of land. (Anschetil holds 
it of William Capra.) 

3. Lintona. .Linton. . 1 thane in par. . £3. .Ilkerton in Lynton in Shirwell. 
To it has been added Incrintona (Ilkerton). 

4. Lina. .Lyn. . 1 thane in par. . 10s. .Badgeworthy in Brendon, 
Added Bicheordin (Badgeworthy). (Fulco holds it of William.) 

5. Crescama. .Owlacombe. Elmer. .30d. Woodscombe in Cruys Morchard 
in Witheidge. 

Added Madescomba (Woodscombe). (Hammond holds it of William.) 

6. Morcet. .Morchard. .Aimer. .£6. . .Cruys Morchard in Witheridge. 
This Alward, son of Tochi, took away from Almar by force (per in- 
per vim) since King William has held England. 

7. Bradforda. .Bradford. .Alvric Colon. .40d Down in Witheridge. 
Added Torredona (Down). (Beatrix, William's sister holds it of him, 

8. Otrea. .Otterland. .30d a year.. The land added to Awlescombe in 
Hemyock. 

9. Mamberia. .Membury. .30d a year.. East Membury in Axminster. 

10. Two houses in Exeter. , 16d. 

11. Leia .. Leigh .. With which goes one-half virgate of land which has 
been so kept from notice that the King has not had his geld. East- 
leigh in Westleigh in Fremington. 



•William Chievre is No. 19 in the Exchequer Book. (Geldroll, Fol. 65 
b A-4.) 

fThese ten ploughs can till. Beatrix, his sister, holds it of him. Thereof 
Beatrix has one hide and two ploughs in demesne and the villeins one hide 
and 'two ploughs. There Beatrix has seven villeins, six bordars, three serfs, 
ten beasts, twenty sheep, eighteen goats, forty acres of woodland, fifteen acres 
of meadow, and two hundred acres of pasture. Beatrix also holds Bradford of 
her brother, and added to it Toredona. This four ploughs can till. It paid 
geld for one virgate, whereas Leigh paid geld for two hides; so she probably 
lived at the latter place. 



"The Elder Brother is one who made haste 
to come into the world: He was well re- 
warded for his tidings of male posterity." 

— Charles Lamb. 

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^ .02 JOSCELINUS de POMERIA, (Radulphus), son and heir, joined 
his father in granting two garba of tithes of the wood at Meshes, 
in Normandy, to the Church and Hospital of St. John at Falaise; 
also granted to the Abbey of Val, in St, Omer, in the diocese of 
Baieux, in Normandy, of which he was the refounder, the churches 
of Beri, Braordin, and Clisson, with other hereditaments in Devon; 
also a "bordaguine" or small fee and the tithe of a mill in La Pomerai, 
and numerous churches and other property, A. D., 1125; was living 
1135. 

Married Emma, dau. of who consented to her husband's 

j grants to the Abbey of St. Mary of Val, 1125. 

Sd gen. Children: 

.04 Henry de la Pomerei, son and heir, m. Rohesia, dau. of King 
Henry I. + 

.05 Roger de Pomerai, consented to his father's gifts to the Abbey 
of Val, 1125. 

.06 Philip de Pomerai, consented to his father's gifts to the Abbey of 
Val, 1125. 

.07 JosELiN DE Pomerai, consented to his father's gifts to the Abbey of 
Val, 1125. 

.08 Radulphus de Pomerai, consented to his father's gifts to the Abbey 
of Val, 1125. 

.03 WILLIAM de POMERAI, (Radulphus), 3 Henry I., 1102, gave 
to the Monks of Gloucester the manor of Berry, in exchange for 
which Joscelinus, his brother, gave them Soldenam in Devon, in the 
time of Serlo the Abbott, who died 1104. He also gave one-quarter 
of a knight's fee at St. Omar in Normandy to the Abbey of Val. 

Married ; our authorities do not give the name of his 

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3d gen. Child: 
.09 Ethelweed Pomerai, (which name suggests an alliance with some 
Saxon house), consented to the gifts of his father to the Abbey of 
St. Mary du Val at St. Omer in Normandy. He founded, as is 
asserted by Dugdale, the historian, the Benedictine Abbey of Buck- 
fast, in the time of Henry L, and his arms are still to be seen there. 
The Annalist has not been successful in tracing his descendants. 
"The Rev. M. Loundes, Buckfastleigh Vicarage, writes: "Buckfast 
Abbey in this parish, was founded by Ethel we rd Pomeri ; that name 
" often occurs in the registers before 1650." 

The Abby of Buckfast in Devon, lies about six miles north from Totnes. 
Mr. Prince, in Worthies of Devon, says: "Bnckfast-Abby was founded 
before the Conquest, by Duke Alfred, for White Monks, of the Cistertian 
Order, and dedicated to the honour of the blessed Virgin. 

"A very spacious and magnificent abby it undoubtedly was, as the 
ruines thereof declare, and very well endowed, being found at the disso- 
lution of those houses, of the yearly value of £466 lis 2d ob. q. I shall 
therefore endeavor to accommodate this matter to the greatest probability 
of truth, thus: When the unruly Danes made an incursion into Devon, 
greatly desolated this county, and in particular burnt the Abby of Travi- 
stock ; very probable it is that this abby also felt the miserable effects of their 
rage and fury, and was reduced thereby to ruines. In this condition it 
lay until some time after the Conquest, and then this gentleman, Ethelward de 
Pomerai, might re-edify it and give it greater beauty than it had before; 
for which reason he obtained and deserved the compellation of its founder. 
That one of this name and family was either the founder of, or a consid- 
erable benefactor to, this convent, plainly appears from the Pomerai's arms, 
not long since plainly to be seen in several places of the building." 

V^ .04 HENRY DE LA POMEREI, (Joscelimis, Radulphus), son and heir, as- 
sented to his father's gift to the Abbey of Val, 1125; paid the dane- 
gelt in Devon, 33 Henry I.: witness to a deed in Normandy, 1135; 
was charged again for Danegelt 2 Henry 11. ; paid £7 12s 6d for 
the scutage (tax) of Wales, 11 Henry II., and died soon after. 
Married Rohesia.* sister of Reginald Earl of Cornwall, natural son 
of King Henry I. ; their mother was Sibella, dau. and coh. of Sir 
Robert Corbett, Lord of Alcester, County Warwick: Sibella became 
the wife of Herbert, the King's Chamberlain, Rohesia had a grant 
from the Earl of Cornwall as "Rohes de Pomereia sorori mea" of 
the manor of Ridwari in Cornwall, and accounted for three marks 
"pro foresta" in Devon 22 Henry II. + 



*By one of the provisions of this marriage the entire manor of Alverton, 
Penzance, passed from the Earls of Cornwall to the Pomeroys. 



I^tgtorg of t\}t jjomgrog jFom tlg 4fi 

4th gen. Children: 

.010 Henry de Pomeria, son and heir. + 

• Oil Joscelin de Pomerai, second son, nephew of the Earl of Cornwall, 
tried for high treason at Winchester on the morrow of the King's 
second coronation there, 8 April 1194, and compelled to become 
a monk at Ford Abbey. He quitted the life of religion on the death 
of Richard I. ; granted all his village of Tale in Peahembury, which 
was given him by his brother Henry, to the Abbey of Ford, with 
consent of Henry de la Pomerai, his brother's son and heir. Pre- 
viously, in 1177, King Henry II. gave him the Kingdom of Limerick, 
which he refused. 

Josceline among others, made one grant, bestowing on the Knights- 
Hospitallers the church of St. Maderi in the county of Cornwall; 
whereupon it afterwards belonged to their preceptory at Trehigh. 

icus ™if ''^^^t'^^,!''^^^''*°'^ °^ England and Normandy." written by Order- 
nved in FnWl«nT..H x^° was contemporary with Henry I. of England, and 
thP soi?rf Sln^ T^ Normandy, one of the scholars of his day, is evidently 
Fn.rfnnT ° ""^^J^J^^ ^^^^ °^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^story of the Norian Kings o'f 

Sf 'wK "^i'n'T.''^ Y ^"".^'I'i r'^'i' °^ ^^^^°^^- T^^« °Id Ecclesiaftica 
?^^7o-^ jas, in I806, translated by Thomas Forester, M. A., and is now 
contained in four volumes, of 500 pages each. Referring to tht history Pro7 
S to JlnlT' \^-: ^- ^^ ^^- ^^ ^^- ^^ ^^>'^= "" is a mine of weafth; 
to find In «n°l^;i^''- T T""^ °,'^®' *^ '^^ arrangement than one would expect 
useful Lnd no do^fif -1'^^ r^"^- ^^^ ^^^ foot-notes are very full, good and 
useful, and no doubt it is the source of much that we now find in more nre- 

V nf.7rj^'= ;.'• ^^'^"' ^°^^"' ^''■' ^ ^^" ^^ rotten of Yale for [n Vol 
for'^v P^thf L. .? genealogy of the English Kings from Shem, son of Noah, 

be E'enfr, lS?mH'°?'' ^."".^lll ^"^"^ ^- *^^ "^^^^^^^ ^^S. of which may noW 
De seen m his (Odericus's) Abby of St. Evroult." 

Among the extracts Prof. Loomis has made from this Ecclesiastical His- 
«°o™' ^! ^'" *^''°^^= Vol. IV.. p. 71. "There are several communes of the 
name of Pomeray in Normandy. That in the canton of Thuri-Harcourt. and 
diocese of Bayeux, was the cradle of this family. There are several grants 
Mo^LhJ this Henry dePomeroy. in the time of Henry I., noticed in the 
Monastic Anglican * * * and was a Baron by Tenure." The above 

Pn^pr'^if o ^^V""?*® ^VJ"^ ^®^*' ^^*^^ ^^^^= "Henry, son of Joscelin de 
f^^ fu' i Po^t- Anton; Odo. surnamed Borleng. in the fortress of Bernai, 

?he enemy's TJroads.'^'^''" '"^ ^^"°"' '''°°^ ^^^'^'' ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^°^°^^5^ ^^^^^^^ 
Same Vol., p. 171, the text says: "For on the Saturday, about vespers, 
while he (Robert de Conches) and his companions were returning carrying 
with them in great pomp, a large booty and many prisoners. Count Waleran 
and Henry de Pommeraie, with 500 men-at-arms issued from the neighboring 
^°° .Imt^^ ranged themselves in order of battle against the enemy's band " 
This is the same Henry Pommerie who commanded the garrison of 
ff?^^°'*^°'^' ^^^ engaged with the Count de Meulan at Rouge-Moutier in 
3124." — "The Woods of Vandreul." 

"Alexander, surnamed The Severe, succeeded Edgar. He married Sybille 
natural daughter of Henry I., by Sybilla Corbet. The text shows that Alex- 
ander the Severe was Alexander. King of Scotland; that the King of Scotland 
and Henry de Pomeraie were brothers-in-law, through the marriage of the 
latter with Rohesia, full sister of Sibelle, and Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, 
was their brother." 



Sibella Corbett, the mother of these children, -was daughter of Sir Robert 
Corbet, Lord of Alcester, County Warwick, son of Corbutus, a chief man in 
Shropshire, and held much land, which descended to his sons, Roger and 
Robert. When King Henry's opportunity arrived to take over the crown of 
England, an event which was not considered probable as he had older brothers, 
he set aside Sibella and espoused Matilda of Flanders for state reasons, a 
parallel case of statesmanship to that of Cnut. Sibella was afterward given 
in marriage to the King's Chamberlain. 

Prof. Loomis continues with his review: "Had such writers as Burke, 
Doyle and others become more familiar with this Ecclesiastical History they 
would not have been able to confuse the great families of William de Redvers 
de Vernon and Baldwin de Meules de Brionne to such an extent. The Giffords, 
Montgomeries and other families allied by marriage to the Pomeraies are well 
covered. Also, William Fitz-Osbern, Earl of Hereford, companion of William 
the Conqueror, is named as a son of Osbern de Cresson (from name of an 
estate in the neighborhood of Bayeaux), who was assassinated by William 
of Montgomery. Osbern de Cresson was a son of Hirfast, and brother of 
Gunnora." While seemingly this matter is not pertinent to the Pomeroy 
family history, it will be found applicable when the reader reaches the study 
of the Ancestral Charts on another page. In short, the more one studies 
the Pomeroy connections the more prominent they grow, and the conjunction 
with the Kings of England through the House of Normandy gives them a 
remarkable collateral pedigree, reaching back to the year 1000 through the 
name "Pomeroy," thence through the ancestors of King Henry I., to Havar 
the Strong of Denmark — two lines of men without a break to about 400 A. D. 

The children of King Henry I., (first three by Sibella de Corbett) were: 

Sibyl, daughter of Sybilla de Corbet, married King Alexander of Scotland. 

'Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, married Beatrice, Countess of Cornwall. 

iRohesia, married Sir Henry de Pomeroy, Governor of Pont-Anton. 

Matilda, daughter of Matilda of Flanders. 

William, married daughter of Fulk of Anjou; he died 1120; son of 
Matilda of Flanders. 

Robert, son of a French woman of high estate. 

Henry, son of Nest, daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr. 

Matilda, Countess of Perche, whose mother was Eadgyth. 

Robert, again, whose mother was another Eadgyth. 

Daughter (name not given), whose mother was Isabel Meulan. 

Juliana, whose mother's name is not given. 

Richard, son of Ausfrida, wife of Auskill. 

It will be noted that in no record, other than that of his wife Matilda of 
Flanders, and Sibella, did King Henry have more than one child by the same 
mother, there having been three by Sibella de Corbett, which is good cir- 
cumstantial evidence that the ceremony of marriage had strong influence 
with him until it became a question of statecraft to form a new alliance. 
And when we come to consider that Alexander, the Silent, King of Scotland, 
espoused one of Sibella's daughters, the certainty of marriage between King 
Henry I., and Sibella de Corbett is not easily denied, although history is silent 
on the subject, as it is on other events. 

/ .010 HENRY DE POAIERIA, (Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus) , son and 
heir, held the Castle of La Pomerai and was Prepositura (Provost) 
of the Duke of Normandy; accounted for i80 6s 8d for the fine of 
his lands, and paid £29 7s 8d and certified his Knight's fees in 
England 12 Henry H. The same year gave land to the Priory of 
Saint Nicholas at Exeter by the name of Henry, son of Henry de 
la Pomerai, Rohesia, his mother, and Joscelin, his brother, being 
witnesses. He seized and fortified the stronghold of Saint Michael's 



i^xstorg of tlr? ^nmrrog 3Famtli| 48 

Mount in Cornwall for King John against Richard I., A. D. 1193. 
Married (1) Matilda, daughter of Andre de Vitrei and Agnes de 
Cornwall; m. (2) Rohesia,* dau. of Thomas and sister of Doun 
Bardolph; she survived her husband, and with her second husband, 
John Russell, had a suit with her step-son, Henry de la Pomerai, 
respecting her dower. (Cor. Reg. Mich.) 2 John, No. 6; had license 
20 May 1227, to marry whomsoever she pleased after the death of 
her late husband, John Russell, of Kingston Russell, County Dor- 
set; owed fifty marks to the King for marrying the sister of Doun 
Bardolph ; s. p. by her. 



•It is refreshing to note the complacency with which Mr. Hutchens, 
in his "History of Dorset," pp. 615-616, assumes to correct a contemporary 
writer concerning the marriage of Rohesia, daughter of King Henry I. He 
says: 

"Rohesia, daughter of Thomas Bardolph, married John (not Walter) 
Russell, who in the third year of King John owed fifty marks to the King 
for marrying the sister of Doun Bardolph. She had been previously the wife 
of Henry de la Pomerai of Berry Pomeroy in Devon, and at la ^mn^Tsi 
Castle in Normandy, who having taken part with John, Earl of Moretaine, 
afterward King John, in his rebellion against King Richard I., and having 
on that occasion seized and garrisoned St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall, for- 
feited his lands and died shortly after the King's return from imprisonment 
in Germany. The mother of Rohesia was Adela, daughter and coheir of 
Sir Robert Corbet, Lord of Alcester in Warwickshire, by King Henry I., by whom 
she was also mother of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall. The latter, who obtained 
the Earldom of Moreton from King Stephen, and died 21 Henry II., by a deed 
still preserved among the muniments of Viscount Falmouth at Tregothnan 
(Tregony) in Cornwall, gave to his sister, Rohesia de Pomeria, his manor of 
Riduri in that county in free marriage." 

Note by Mr. Hutchens: — "Mr. Stapleton in his 'Rutuli Sacarii Norman- 
niae' supposes her (Rohesia) to have been the daughter of Thos. Bardolf 
by Rohais, daughter and heir, of Ralf Halselmus, a Baron of Nottingham- 
shire, who was also mother of Doun or Dodo Bardolf; but he was not aware 
of the existence of Lord Falmouth's charter mentioned in the text. The 
discovery of that charter leaves no doubt that Rohesia (Pomerai) Russell 
was sister of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and it is equally certain from the 
contemporary evidence of the Pipe Roll that she was sister of Doun Bardolf. 
The father of the former was King Henry I., and the father of the latter was 
Thos. Bardolf. Rohesia could only, therefore, have been the sister of both 
these by being born of the same mother. See Pat. 10 King Henry IV., pt. 2, 
m. 9. — 'Dug. Bar. Stapleton Rot. Sac. Norm., vol. 1." 

Mr. Hutchens continues: "By her first husband, Rohesia, had issue 
Joscelyn de La Pomerai and upon the conquest of Ireland King Henry II., 
in 1177 gave the kingdom of Limerick to Herbert Fitz-Herbert, William, 
his brother, and Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and to Joscelyn de La Pomerai 
their nephew; but they refused to accept it because it had not yet been con- 
quered, whereupon it was given to Ralph de Braose. Herbert and William 
Fitz-Herbert were sons of Adela Corbet by another husband." 

Until the publication of "The Victoria History" there has been great con- 
fusion concerning the marriage of Rohesia, daughter of King Henry I. It 
will be seen by the chart herewith that it was the son of Henry de La Pomerai 
and Rohesia, daughter of King Henry I., who married as his second wife, 
Rohesia, daughter of Thomas and sister of Doun Bardolf, and that she 
survived Henry de La Pomeroy and had license to marry John Russell. The 
survey of Devon by Vivian also gives this version. — A. A. P. 



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49 BtBttxihtiXiiB of Salplj h^ JJnm^m 

5//t ^^n. Child: 
.012 Henry de la Pomerai, son and heir. + 

"It is affirmed that a Sergeant-at-arms of the Kings came to his Castle 
of Berry Pomeroy, and there received kind entertainment for certain days 
together and at his departure was gratified with a Hberal reward. In coun- 
terchange thereof, he then, and no sooner, revealed his long, concealed 
errand and flatly arrested his host, to make his immediate appearance 
before the King, to answer a capital crime of conspiracy, which unexpected 
and ill-carried message the gentleman took in such despite that with his 
dagger he stabbed the messenger to the heart. Then he got himself to 
his sister, abiding on the Island of Alt. St. Michael in Cornwall. Here he 
bequeathed a large portion of his land to the religious people dwelling there 
to pray for the redeeming of his soul; and lastly, that the remainder, of 
his estate might descend to his heirs, he took refuge in the Benedictine Alon- 
astery of St. Michael's Mount, which he fortified, and where he defended 
himself till the accession of John, when making his peace with that monarch, 
he was forgiven and restored to his paternal estates." — Thomas Fuller's 
'^Worthies of England." 

Prince in Worthies of Devon: "Sir Henry de la Pomeroy had taken 
some great disgust at King Richard 1., probably because that king had 
seized his lands for coming into England without his leave, and exacted 
of him a fine of 700 marks for the livery of them again." Concerning the 
report that he bled himself to death, Mr. Prince says: "That he should 
bequeath a large portion of his land for redeeming of his soul, when he 
contemplated destroying it, by proving felo de se, seems plainly to be more 
like romance than real history, as Sir William Dugdal doubtless refuted it 
or he would have taken notice of it in his Baronage of England." 

V' .012 HENRY de la POMERAI, (Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphiis), 
son and heir, owed 700 marks for livery of his lands and the King's 
benevolence, 6 Richard I. Had a suit with his step-mother relating 
to her dower in Cornwall. In the 17 year of King John, he joined 
the rebellion and his lands were confiscated ; next year he submitted 
and his estates were restored. Settled on his son Gal f rid the manors 
of CHstwick, Braordin, and Ceriton by fine. Pasch. 7 John. Died 
6 Henry III., (1222). 

Married Alicia, daughter of Robert de Vere and Maud (daughter 
of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, and Beatrice). 
6th gen. Children: 
.013 Henry de Pomeria^ son and heir. + 
.014 Geoffrey de la Pomerai. + 

V .013 HENRY de POMERIA, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radul- 
phus), son and heir, owed 600 marks for livery of his lands, of 
vihlch. sum Alice de Vautort paid 400 marks 10 John. Confirmed 



j ^tstnrg of tf|p J^nmrrnu Jmntlg 5D 

] the gift of his ancestors of two acres of land in Boscowen and 

) Trelgher, County Cornwall, to the ^Monastery of St. ^lichael's Blount. 

I Was Governor of Rougemont Castle. Exeter, 12-16 John, Sheriff 

of Devon 6 Henry III., gave to the Church of St. Nicholas, Exeter, 
an annual rent of four pounds of wax out of Buckerell, County 
Devon. "Testi Gaufrido de la Pomeray fratre meo." 

Married Johanna, daughter of Reginald and sister of Roger de 
Valletort. 

yth gen. Children: 
.015 Henry de la Pom era ye, son and heir. + 

.014 GEOFFRY de la POMERAI, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 
Radidphus), had from his father the manors of Clistwick, Braordin 
and Ceriton. Ped. finished 7 John, (Pasch) being then under age. 
Party to a fine in the manor of Tale, 21 Henry UL, and in Upottery 
and Buckerel 31 Henry UL Married, (unknown). 
ph gen. Child: 

.016 Henry de la Pomeray, living 1237, + 

v' .015 HENRY DE la P0^1ER.\YE, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Joscelinus, Radidphus), son and heir, in ward of Ralph de Turbe- 
ville 3 Nov. 5 Henry IH. Did homage for the lands of his father 
16 Henry HL, and died circa 1235; (he came of age 16 Henry HI.; 
died 21 Henry HI., twenty-five years of age. — A. A. P.) 

Married Margeria de Vernun. dau. of William de Vernon (fifth 
Earl of Devon) and !Mabel de ^^lellent (dau. of Robert de Mellent 
and Maud de Cornwall), and as his widow had ward of her son 
Henry, 21 Henry HI., on payment of 400 marks, and 38 Henry HI., 
had custody of the lands of the heir of her late husband. 

8th gen. Child: 
.017 Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir. + 

.016 HENRY DE la POMERAY, (Geoff ry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Joscelinus, Radulphus), living 1237. Party to a fine in Upottery 
41 Henry HI. Married (name not ascertained). 
8th gen. Children: 

.018 Henry de la Pomeray. + 

.019 Robert de la Pomeray, as son of Henry, son of GeofTry. son of 
Henry de la Pomerai and Alice de Ver, confirmed to the monks of 
Ford the manor of Tale, given them by his ancestors. (Hill) 12 
Edward H. 

V .017 HENRY DE la POMERAY, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Joscelinus, Radulphus), son and heir, under age 21 Henry HI. Con- 



firmed the grants previously made to the Abbey of Ford. Ordered 
to be at Salop with horse and arms against Llewellyn ap Griffith, 
44 Henry III. Party to a fine in Stockley Pomeray, 54 Henry HI. 
Died before 12 July 9 Edward I. 

Married Isolda, dau. of and widow of ; had license to 

marry whomsoever she pleased; 15 Nov. 10 Edward I.; held one- 
third of Berry and Stokeley Pomeray in dower, 22 April 21 Edward 
I.; died circa 6 Edward III. 

pth gen. Child: 
.020 Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir. + 

.018 HENRY DE LA P0:MERAY, (Henry, Geoffrey, Henry, Henry, 

Henry, Joscelinus, Ralph), party to a fine in Upottery, 41 Henry III. 

Married. 

gth gen. Child: 
.021 John de la Pomeray, party to a fine in Buckerell, 4 Edward II.; 

mar. Edith, dau. and heir of William Brokkyre. Pedigree finished 

39 Edward I. 

>^.020 SIR HENRY de la POMERAY, {Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radidphus), son and heir, born at Tre- 
goney, County Cornwall, and bapt. in the church there 23 April 
1265; sixteen years old and married at the Feast of Pentecost, 1 
June 1281. Inquest 9 Edward I.; (No. 82.) Proved his age as 
twenty-two years on the Friday after the Feast of Pentecost, 1287. 
Inq. 15 Edward I.; (No. 72.) Claimed a moiety of the manor of 
Trematon and of fifty-eight Knight's fees in Cornwall and Devon 
as coheir of Roger de Valletort, 33 Edward I. No. 51. This Henry 
was in ward to Sir Geoffrey de Camvile, his wife's father. 

Married, Amicia dau. of Sir Geoffrey de Camvile ; held the manor 
of Stokeley Pomeray in dower,. 1 May 2 Edward III. 

loth gen. Child: 
.022 Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir. + 

(From Victoria History of County Devon.) 

Braneys manor, to which pertain the Lemoges in sixteen and three- 
quarter fees, all of Hawise, late the wife of Henry de Turbevill, holds a 
third. Henry de Pomeroy confirmed, (1207) to Ford Abbey all the lands 
which it held of the fees of Braneys before he received his inheritance. 

Henry de la Pomeroy was grandson of Hawise de Valletort, who 
married first Richard de Redvers, son of Baldwin, and found to be next 
heir in inquest post mortem (27 Edward I.) and claimed the lands in 1315, 
but as they had been granted to Richard, King of the Romans and Duke 
of Cornwall, and the heirs of his body the suit was unsuccessful. 



Richard de Redvers, son of Baldwin, was first Earl of Devon and was 
advanced to the honors of Plympton and Tiverton by the Empress Maud, 
(Matilda, dau. of Henry I.) shortly before June, 1141, before which time 
he had been styled Baldwin de Redvers. Baldwin's son Richard, who 
succeeded him in 1155, married Hawise, (her second marriage) daughter 
of Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, but died in 1162, when his father-in-law 
was put in possession probably as guardian of his own grandson Baldwin. 
From this Baldwin it passed to his brother Richard and from Richard to 
his uncle, William de Vernon, whose daughter Alargeria married Henry 
de Pomeray. 

Harberton also came into the possession of the Valletort family in 1206, 
through Roger, and continued with the Valletorts until 1275, and in 1301 
it was first claimed by Henry de Pomeray as next heir, but in 1315 judg- 
ment was given against him as above noted and the Harberton moiety was 
granted to the holder of the Totton moiety. The other moiety (Totton) 
was awarded to William de Braose, then to his son Giles, Bishop of 
Hereford, and then to his third son, Reginald de Braose, husband of 
Graecia, daughter of William Briwere, the Judge. Reginald died in 1221 
and was succeeded by his son William de Braose, who married Eve, sister 
and coheir of Walter Marshall, Earl of Pembroke, and died in 1229, when 
their daughter Eva carried the moiety to William de Canteloup ; it then 
passed to Millicent, wife of Ivo de la Zouche, who on Ivo's death remarried 
Nonhaut. The Zouches, shortly after 1315, acquired the other moiety or 
honor of Harberton and held the united honors until John, Lord Zouche, 
sustained a forfeiture in 1485. The barony then came to an end, but most 
of the estates passed by grant of Henry VH., to the family of Edgcombe, 
although one part was taken from La Zouche by Henry VHL, and given 
to Sir Thomas Pomeroy, who had attended him in wars in France, and 
another moiety eventually came to Sir Thomas by marriage with Jane, 
daughter of Sir Peirse Edgcombe of Mount Edgcombe. 

Maud, daughter of Eva de Tracy and Guy de Br.ionne, was thirty-one 
years of age in 1273, and had recently married Geoffrey de Camville, 
Geoffrey de Camville was guardian of Henry de Pomeroy, who had married 
his daughter Amicia while a minor before his father's death in 1281. This 
Henry de Pomeray died in 1304. He was of the ninth generation, (and 
the seventh Henry in succession, his son and grandson being named 
Henry also) . 

In 1210, Oliver de Tracy was succeeded by his son Henry de Tracy; 
and to Henry succeeded his son Henry who married Maud, daughter 
of Reginald de Braose, and died in 1273. In right of Maud, Geoffrey de 
Camville held the honor of Barnstaple in 1285 by the courtesy of England. 
It reverted to the crown in 1392. 

Henry de Pomeroy vs. Richard Plantagetiet, {King of Alniain) (King 

Richard I.) 
(From the Devon and Cornwall Record Society.) 

54 Henry III. (28 Oct. 1269 to 27 Oct. 1270.) "At Exeter, fifteen 
days from the Purification of the Blessed Mary, in the fifty-fourth year 
of King Henry (16 Feb. 1270). 



"Before Gilbert de Preston, Geoffrey de Lnkenore, Walter de Heluin 
and John de Oketon, justices, and other liegemen of our lord the king then 
and there present. Between Richard, King of Almain (Richard Pianta- 
genet, son of King John, created Earl of Cornwall 1226, elected Emperor 
of the Holy Roman Empire, i. e. Almaigne, 13 Jan. 1256-7), claimant, by 
John de Wyke in his place, and Roger Valle Torta, opponent, as to the 
manor and castle of Tremeton (Trematon in St. Stephens-by-Saltash) 
and sixty and one-half knights' fees in the counties of Cornwall and Devon, 
and the manor of Kalstock; a plea was between them. Roger acknowl- 
edged the said tenements and fees as well in demesnes as arable lands, 
homages, wards, reliefs, escheats, services of free men, villenages, with 
the villeins holding them and all their families, woods, meadows, pastures, 
ways, paths, waters, ponds, mills, fisheries, and in all other things to the 
said manors and castle belonging, together with the advowsons of the 
churches of Kalstok and Saint Estevane (Sancti Stephanide, Seint Estevene) 
(Saint-Stephen's-by-Saltash) to be the right of the said King as those 
which he had by Roger's gift. To have and to hold to the said King and 
the heirs of his body begotten of the chief lords of those fees by the ser- 
vices which to the said tenements belong forever. 

"For this the said King at the instance of Roger gave and granted 
to Alexander de Oketon 200 acres of wood in the manor of Kalstok, namely, 
the whole of that wood which is called the "Wood of Kelly." To have and 
to hold to Alexander and his heirs, together with the manor of Innesworke 
(Inceworth in Maker) of the said King and his said heirs, or of Roger 
and his heirs should the said King have died without heir of his body, 
forever. Rendering therefor yearly 6d at Easter for all services, custom 
and exaction. And the said King* and his heirs, or Roger* and his heirs 
as aforesaid, shall warrant, acquit and defend to Alexander and his heirs 
the said tenements by the said service against all men forever. Moreover, 
the said King gave to Roger i300." 

(Endorsed) 
"And Henry de la Pomeroyt and Peter Corbett put in their claime." 
"At Exeter, fifteen days from the Purification of the Blessed Mary, 
in the fifty-fourth year of King Henry (1 Feb. 1270.) Before Gilbert 
de Preston, Geoffrey de Leukenore, Walter de Heluin. and John de Oketon, 
justices, itinerate and other liegemen of our lord the king then and there 
present. Between Alexander de Oxtone and JoanJ his wife claimants, and 



♦Neither had legitimate heirs, although it is said that the King had a 
son by the wife of Alexander de Oxtone. 

fin 1315 Peter Corbet, grandson of Isabel, sister and coheiress (with 
Johanna, wife of Henry de Pomeroy) of Roger de Valletort, joined with Henry 
de Pomeroy in petitioning Parliament for the recovery of the manor and 
honour of Trematon, alleging that when Roger de Valletort made the deed 
of gift in favor of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, he was non compos mentis. In 
1327 the suit was renewed. In 1339 a settlement was effected with Henry 
de Pomeroy. (See "Cornish Landowners" in the Journal Royal Institution, 
Cornwall, vol. x, p. 152). 

JBy her, Richard, King of Almain, became the father of Richard de Corn- 
wall and Joanna, wife of Richard Champernowne. — (Polwhele's "History of 
Cornwall;" vol. i. Pedigrees of Haweis; Collectanea Cornubiensia, pp. 1131-2.) 



l^iBtnry of tlip J^nrnf^roy iFamtlg 54 

Roger de Valle Torta, opponent ; as to the manor of Innesworke 
(Inceworth in Maker) and 200 acres of wood in Kalstock, namely, the 
whole of that wood which is called "the Wood of Kelly," which Alexander 
and Joan before held as the dower of Joan by the gift of Ralph de Valle 
Torta, first husband of the said Joan, John, brother of the said Roger, whose 
heir he is. A plea was between them. Alexander and Joan acknowledged 
the tenements to be the right of Roger. 

"For this Roger granted to Alexander and Joan the same tenements 
with all the appurtenances as well in demesne, etc., to the said tene- 
ments belonging. To have and to hold to Alexander and Joan and the 
heirs of their bodies of the chief lords of that fee by the services which be- 
long to those tenements forever. Should Alexander and Joan die without 
heir of their bodies then the said tenements shall wholly remain to the 
right heirs of Alexander. To hold to the said heirs of the said chief lords 
by the services forever. 

(Endorsed) 

"And Henry de la Pomeroy and Peter Corbet put in their claim." 

.022 SIR HENRY de la POAIERAY, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelhms, Radulphus), son and heir, aged 
fourteen years 27 Sept. 33 Edward I., 1305, claiming as son of 
Henry, son of Henry, son of Henry, son of Johanna, eldest of the 
two sisters and coheirs of Roger de Valletort, renewed the suit 
commenced by his father for a moiety of the Castle and lands of 
Roger de Valletort, 9 Edward 11., 1316. By the name of Henry, 
son of Henry de la Pomeray, Knight, and Amicia, dau. of Geoffrey 
de Camville, confirmed the grant made by his grandfather Henry, 
son of Henry de la Pomeray and Margery de Vernon, in the manor 
of Tale. Had license to entail the manors of Stokeley, Byrye, Har- 
berton, etc., on himself and Johanna his wife, for life, with remainder 
to his sons Henry, William, Nicholas, John and Thomas, success- 
ively in tail male 1 May 2 Edward H., and entailed them by fine 
3 Edward HI,, 1328. Presented to the Church of Whitston, Devon, 
in right of Elizabeth, his wife, 16 April 1359. Died 22 Oct. 1367; 
inq, p. m. 41 Edward I. No. 5. 

Married, (1) Johanna, dau. of John, Lord Mules, (who was 
descended from Richard the Fearless and Gunnora) ; m. (2) Eliza- 
beth, daughter and coheir of John de Powderham; living in 1359. 
nth gen. Children by ist wife: 

.023 Sir Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir. + 

.024 Capt. Willlam de la Pomeray, second son ; ped. 'fin. 3 Edward 
HI. He was Captain of Castle Comet, at St. Peter Port, Isle of 
Guernsey. 

.025 Nicholas de la Pomeray, third son; ped. fin. 3 Edward III.; 




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(Translation. Parts illegible by rubbing and tears in paper.) 
On the part of the Duke of Bretagne, Earl of ilontfort and Richmond. 
[Endorsed:] To our well-beloved William de la Pomeraye, Captain of 
Castell Cornet. 

According to certain letters, which we send you by one of your people, you 

will see that the English have taken certain vessels belonging to Brittany. 

There have come before us our well-beloved Rolant Vitre and several others 

of our subjects saying that they were lately traveling as merchants with their 
vessels [laden ?] with salt, and fell in with some people, who took them and car- 
ried off the said vessels to the great damage of our said subjects, who desire so 
often to go across, as the people on your side come here, as indeed there are now 
divers persons from your side here in our port and harbours, who have suffered 
no hurt. But up to the present our subjects have been deceived and suffered dam- 
age upon the oath of the sureties to whom the King of England sent information 
In the ports, etc., of his Kingdom, as we have likewise informed them in ours. 
And whereas we are informed that the said vessels and others belonging to our 
said subjects were taken, a craft whose master (named Mondi) said belonged 
to the Mayor of Poole, and that the son of the said mayor was there present, 
we pray you that on receipt of these presents, you will send one of your people 
to Poole aforesaid or elsewhere on your side at the expense of our said sub- 
jects, to see if they can find the said vessels, and that you should put an em- 
bargo upon the said goods and merchandise, if you should find the cargoes 
still on board the vessels until you can send us information thereof, and an 
arrangement can be made. And herein you will do us a great pleasure. And 
[we send ?] you in a schedule herein enclosed the names of the said vessels 
and of their masters. 

Given at our town of Nantes on the 26th day of August, [temp Edw. III.]. 

BRUNEAU. 



Sheriff of County Devon, 50 Edward III; arms, or a lion rampant 

gules within a bordure engrailed sable. 
.026 JoHx DE LA PoMERAY, fourth son ; ped. fin. 3 Edward III. 
.027 Thomas de la Pomer.\y, youngest son. + 

Child by 2d luife: 
.028 Elizabeth de la Pomer.\y; m. Oliver Carminow ; vide. Carminow 

ped., Vivian's Visit of Cornwall. 
(Copy of Harley MS. io8o F. 22/.) 

"Edwardus* dei gratia Rex Anglipe Dominus Hibernipe et Dux 
Aquitanie omnibus ad quos. presentes littere pervenerint salutem. Sciatis 
quod, cum Henricus da la Pomeroy miles, consa[n]guineus et unus hered- 
ensis Rogeri de Valle Torta Remiserit et omnino pro se et heredibus suis 
imperpetuum quietum clamaverit dilecto Filio nosteo Edwardo duci cornubie 
et comiti cestrie et peredibus suis totumius et clameum, etc. In cuius rei 
testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. Teste me ipso 
apud Westmonasterium 15 mo. Februarii anno regri nostei undecimo." 

.023 SIR HENRY de la P0:MERAY, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelin, Radulphus), son and heir, 
named as son of Johanna de Mules in deed 42 Edward III. ; died 
20 Dec. 1373 ; seized of lands in Devon and Cornwall. Inq. p. m. 
48 Edward III. No. 51. Married unknown. 
1 2th gen. Children: 

.029 Sir John de la Pomer.\y, son and heir; married Johanna, daughter 
and coheir of Richard de !Merton. 

.030 Johaxna de la Pomeray. + 

.031 Margaret de la Pomeray. + 



.027 THOMAS de la POMERAY, {Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), youngest 
son. Ped. fin. 3 Edward HI. ; acquired lands in Sandridge. etc. 
Ped. finished 45 Edward III. Pasch. 

Married, but our authorities do not give the name of his W'ife. In 
accordance with the entail of his father, by fine, 3 Edward III., 
his son and heir Edward succeeded to the manors of Stokeley, 
Byrye, Harberton, etc., the heir of his (Thomas's) brother Sir Henry 



♦Edward, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland and 
Duke of Aquitaine. To all, to whom the present letters come, salutation. 
Know that, whereas Henry de la Pomeroy Knight, kinsman and sole heir 
of Roger de Valle Torta [? Valtort] hath released and entirely acquitted on 
behalf of himself and heirs for ever in favour of our beloved son Edward, 
Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester and his heirs all right and claim, etc. 
in testimony whereof we have caused our letters patent to be made witness 
myself at Westminster loth of February in the year of our reign eleventh. 
(King's arms and crest attached.) 



having died without male issue, and his other elder brothers also 
having died without male issue. 
1 2th gen. Child: 
.032 Edward de la Pomeray, son and heir, succeeded to Berry Pomeroy 
on the death of Sir Thomas Pomeray, 1426. + 

.029 SIR JOHN DE LA POMERAY, (Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son 
and heir, aged 27 and more 10 Feb. 1374. Settled the manor of 
Berry Pomeray on himself and Johanna, his wife, and the heirs of 
their body, with remainder to his own right heirs forever. Settled 
the manor of Tregoney on his cousin Edward Pomeray and Mar- 
garet Bevile, his wife before their marriage by fine, 5 Henry IV. 
No. 4. Died s. p. 14 June. 1416. Inquest post mortem 4 Henry 
V. No. 44. 

Married Johanna, daughter and coheir of Richard de Merton, 
widow of John Baunfield, vide Bampfield; ped. ante p. 38; granted 
her estate in Bery Pomeray to Thomas de la Pomeray and Johanna 
his wife, and John Cole, 16 April 1420. Died 16 June 1420. Inq. 
p. m. 8 Henry V. No. 53. 

(Transcribed from Harlein MSS., British Museum.) 

2. Sciant presentes et futuri, quod ego, Willelmus Hywish dedi con- 
cessi et hoc presenti certa indentata confirmavi Johanni de la Pomeroy 
militi maneria mea de Tremetherott, Menely Rathwill et quartam partem 
manerii de Trurii, etc. In cuius rei testimonium tam sigillum predicti 
Willelmi Huysch tuam sigillum predicti Johannis cartis indentatis alter- 
natim sunt apposita. Hus testibus : Johanne de Bemont, Willelmo Bonvill, 
Warino le Archdeacon, Willelmo de Bickberie, Militibus, Jacobo de Chud- 
ley, Nicholas de Rickham, Johanne de Ferrers, et alus. Dat. apud Hywish 
14 die mensis Mali anno regni regis Edwardi 3 post conquestum quin- 
quagesimo."* 

.030 JOHANNA de la POMERAY, {Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), first 
daughter; died before her brother. Married Sir James Chudleigh 
of Ashton ; vide. ped. ante, page 189. 

•Knowallmen.presentandtocome, thati, William Hywish have given, granted 
and by this present indentured deed confirmed to John de la Pomeroy, Knight, 
my manors of Tremetherott, Roth will and a fourth part of the manor of 
Truru, etc. In testimony whereof the seal of the said William Huysh, as well 
as the seal of the said John, have been affixed alternately to the indentured 
deeds. Witnesses: John de Bemont, William Bonville, Warin the Arch- 
deacon, William de Bickberie, Knights; James de Chudley, Nicholas de Ricke- 
ham, John de Ferrers and others. Givin at Hywish 14th day of the month 
May, in the year of the reign of King Edward, third after the conquest, fiftieth. 



57 Srsr? nbattJs of Sal^It ht Pomrret 

^3th gen. Children: 
.033 Johanna Chudleigh, daughter and heir, and coheir of her uncle, 
Sir John de la Pomeray, aged 40 and more 1416. Died 8 Dec. 
1423. Inq. p. m. 7 Henry VI. No. 51 ; m. (1) Sir John St. Aubyn; 
m. (2) Sir Philip de Brione; m. (3) Sir Thomas Pomeray, Kt. ; 
he held Bery and Stokeleigh Pomeray by courtesy of England after 
his wife's death; d. 10 Alarch 1426, when they reverted to Edward 
Pomeray, vide inq. p. m. 7 Henry VI. No. 51. + 

I4fh gen. Child by ist marriage: 
.034 John St. Aubyn, son and heir; m. Catherine, dau. and heir of 
Sir Robert Challons of Challons Leigh, County Devon. + 

Child by sd marriage: 
.035 Isabella Pomeray^ only child; named in the inquest taken on her 
mother's death. Died before her parents. 

^5i^ ^^"- Children of John and Catherine St. Aubin, (.0^4): 
.036 Johanna St. Aubyn, coheir of her grandmother, Johanna Pomeray, 
m. Otho Bodrigan, and aged seventeen years and more 1428; rem. 
William Dennys. 
.037 Margaret St. Aubyn, coheir of her grandmother, Johanna Pom- 
eray; m. Reginald Tretherff, and aged thirteen years and more 
1428. 

.031 MARGARET de la POMERAY, {Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Josceliniis, Radulphus) , second 
daughter ; died before her brother. Married Adam Cole. 
13th gen. Child: 

.038 John Cole, coheir of Sir John de la Pomeray, his uncle; aged 
forty and more 1416. 

.032 SIR EDWARD de la POMERAY, {Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son 
and heir; succeeded to Bery Pomeray on the death of Sir Thomas 
Pomeray, 1426. Sheriff of Devon 10 Henry VI. Died 3 May 
1446; seized of Bery Pomeray, Stokeley Pomeray, one-half of the 
manor of Harberton, one-third of the manor of Brixton, by vir- 
tue of entail; ped. fin. 3 Edward III. Inquest p. m. 24 Henry 
VI. No. 37: 

Married Margaret, dau. of John Bevile. Settlement before mar- 
riage 5 Henry IV. ; settlement after marriage, 12 Sept. 13 Henry 
VI.; d. 10 Sept. 1461. Inquest p. m. 1 Edward IV. No. 11. 



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i^th gen. Children: 
.039 Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir; m. (1) Alice, dau. of John 

Raleigh; m. (2) Anna, dau. of Robert Cammel. + 
.040 John Pomeray. + 

^ .039 HENRY de la POMERAY, (Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radnl- 
phus), son and heir; aged thirty and more at his father's death, 
and forty and more at his mother's death. Settled Stokeley Pom- 
eray on Sinclere Pomeray, his son, and Katharine, his wife, and 
.. their heirs, 27 Sept. 1462; d. 7 July 1481. 

Married (1) Alice, dau. of John Raleigh of Fardell, County Devon ; 
m. (2) Anna, dau. of Robert Cammel of Tittleford, County Dorset, 
widow of Henry Barrett of Whiteparish, County Wilts ; m. before 
20 Sept. 1478; d. before her second husband, s. p. by him. She 
had a daughter, Johanna Barrett, by her first husband, who married 
William Kelloway, of Sherborne, County Dorset, and they had a 
son, John Kelloway, who had a daughter, Agnes. 

14th gen. Children by 1st wife: 

.041 Sir Seint Clere Pomeroy,* Knight, son and heir, d. v. p. s. 
p. 31 May 1471. Inquest p. m. 12 Edward IV. No. 3; m. Kath- 
arine, dau of Sir Phihp Courtenay, Kt, of Powderham; widow 
of Thomas Rogers. She afterward married Sir William Huddes- 
field, vide Courtenay ped. ante, ped. 246; d. 12 Jan. 1515, at 
Spillingford. Inquest p. m. 7 Henry VIII. No. 14. George 
Rogers, her son and heir, aged thirty years and more. (The de- 
scent noted in the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth generations is 
recited in the inquest taken on the death of Katherine Huddes- 
field, who was widow of Sir Seint Clere Pomeroy, 7 Henry VIII, 
No. 14.— Bond.) 

.042 Sir Richard Pomeroy, second son, heir to his brother, Sir Seint 
Clere. + 

.043 John Pomeroy, named in the will of his brother; living 1496. 

.044 Agnes Pomeroy, named in the will of her brother; 1496. 

.045 Elizabeth Pomeroy. + 

.046 Thomas Pomeroy, fourth son. + 

.040 JOHN POMERAY, (Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphiis) , m. 
Mary, dau. of 

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.047 Robert Pomeroy. + 

.042 SIR RICHARD POMEROY,* {Henry, Edivard, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscclinns, 
Radulphus), second son, heir to his brother. Sir Seint Clere, and aged 
thirty and more at the taking of the inquest on his death; Sheriff 
of Devon 13 Edward IV. Knighted at the Bath on the coronation 
of Queen Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII.; d. 24 Alay 1496; will 24 
Aug.; pro. 20 October 1496. P. C. C. (Home 1.) 

Married, Elizabeth, dau. and coheir of Richard Densell of Were, 
and widow of Martin Fortesque of Filleigh; vide ped. ante, page 
167. Named in the will of her husband and inquest taken on the 
death of her son, Thomas ; d. 20 March 1507-8. 

ijth gen. Children: 
.048 Blanche Pomeroy, eldest daughter; named in her father's will; 

living 1496. 
.049 Elizabeth Pomeroy, second daughter; named in her father's will; 

living 1496. 
.050 Sir Edward Pomeroy, son and heir. + 
.051 Thomas Pomeroy,! second son; named in his father's will; d. s. 

p. 12 Aug. 1508. Inquest p. m. 24 Henry VII. No. 65. Will 25 

Aug. 1508, pro. 24 Jan. 1508-9. P. C. C. (Bennett 10). 

.045 ELIZABETH POMEROY, {Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 
Radulphus), m. Humphrey Courtney, sixth son of Sir Philip Court- 
enay and Elizabeth, dau. of Walter, Lord Hungerford, K. G. ; he 
d. 23 April 1496. 

•The church of Berry Potaeroy was doubtless constructed by Joscelinus 
de Pomeria (second gen.) and rebuilt by Sir Richard. At the front of one 
of the tombs in the churchyard were the arms of the Pomeroys, at the western 
end of the monument, and at the eastern end a shield, supported by two 
angels, displayed Pomeroy arms impaled with those of Sir Richard Denzell, of 
Filleigh. It is believed that he was induced to undertake this work through the 
influence of his brother, Sir Seint Clere de Pomeroy, (in his will). Sir Seint 
Clere was Abbot of Buckfast. 



fWILL OF THOMAS POMEROY, ESQ. Folio 10 Bennett (P. C, C). 

In the name of God, amen, I, Thomas Pomerey, Esq., with whole and 
stedfast mind make this my last will and testament and last will the 26th 
Aug. in the year of our Lord God 1508 and the year of the reign of our 
sovereign Lord King Henry the Vllth 2 4. As in this my present testament and 
last will followeth: First I bequeath my soul to Almighty God, to our blessed 
lady St. Mary and to all the holy saints in heaven. And my body to be 
buried in the church of Our Lady in Thame before the alter of the image of 
our Lady of Jeseon. Also I bequeath to the mother church of Lincoln 4d. 



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15th gen. Children: 
.052 John Courtenay. .054 Joan Courtenay. 

.053 Philip Courtenay. 

.046 THOMAS POAIEROY, {Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Raditl- 
phus), third son, held lands in Cheriton, Fitzpaine, etc., which were 
settled upon him and Agnes, his wife, by her father, 20 Sept. 1478 ; 
d. 29 Dec. 1493. Inquest p. m. 9 Henry VH. No. 61. 

Married, Agnes, daughter of John Kelloway, of County Dorset. 
I5ih gen. Children: 

.055 Agnes Pomeroy. + .058 Thomasine Pomeroy, 

.056 Anna Pomeroy. + .059 Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

.057 Margaret Pomeroy^ mar. 

.060 Thomas Pomeroy, son and heir; aged twelve years at his father's 
death. 

.061 Richard Pomeroy, of Rousdon, County Devon, living 1531. + 

.047 ROBERT POMEROY, (John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radul- 
phus), of Ingsdon, Devon, with his wife, settled on themselves, 16 
Nov. 1481, the manor of Ingesden, with remainder to their son and 
heir, Sinclere Pomeroy, in tail. Died 3 Jan. 1517-8. 

Married, Elizabeth, only dau. and heir of John Beaumont,* of 
Ingesden; nineteen years of age at her father's death, 29 Oct. 1471. 
Died before her husband. 



•The Beaumonts held Engesden till the reign of Edward IV., (1461) 
when Elizabeth, only daughter, and heiress of Sir John de Beaumont, brought 
it to the Pomeroy family, in whom it remained many years. 

Also I bequeath my chain of ten score links of gold to our Lady of Jeseon in 
the ■church of Thame where my will is that my body shall lye to be prayed for. 
Also I bequeath to my Lord the Prince my great bay horse. Also I bequeath 
to my fellow Franceys Bewdes my black velvet gowne furred with black 
bogye. Also I bequeath to Robert Holden my servant to pray for me, and for 
the good service he hath done to me, my bay ambelyng nagg, saddle and 
bridle and four marks in money. Also I bequeath to William Bryan my 
servant to pray for me and for the good service he hath done to me five marks 
in money and my tawny chamlett coat lined with black coten. Also I be- 
queath to Ager dwelling in Southwark at the sign of the Cross Key to 

pray for me, my chamlet gowne furred with black bogye. Also I bequeath to 
Thomas Childe to pray for my soul and for my keeping in my sickness 20s in 
money. And all the residue of my goods not remembered! will that they shall be 
disposed for the helth of my soul after the discretion of Mr. Franceys Bewdes 
and John Flaggen whom I make myne escors to execute and perform this my 
present testament and last will. These witness: John Buntyng, Pers Benet, 
Robert Holden, William Bryan, Robert Holland, William Lantt and others. 
Proved 9th Sept. 1508. 



l^th gen. Children: 
.062 SiNCLERE PoMEROY, son and heir. + 
.063 John Pomeroy, second son. + 

050 SIR EDWARD POMEROY, (Richard, Henry, Edward, Thomas, 
Henry, Henrv, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Jos- 
celinus, Radulphus), of Bury Pomeroy, in County Devon, Kt., son 
and heir, of full age at his father's death, and named in his father's 
will; heir to his brother, Thomas Pomeroy, aged thirty and more 
at his death in 1508. Died 21 Oct. 1538. Esch. Inquest p. m. 30 
and 31 Henry VIII. No. 7. 

Married, Johanna, daughter of Sir John Sapcot, Kt. ; settlement 
before marriage 2 Oct. 4 Henry VIII. ; named in the inquest on the 
'death of her husband. Living 1538. 
i6th gen. Children: 

,064 Sir Thomas Pomeroy de Bery Pomeroy. + 

.065 Hugh Pomeroy, of Tregoney. + 

.066 William Pomeroy. .067a Thomasin Pomeroy. 

1 .067 Edward Pomeroy. .067b Eliz.\beth Pomeroy. 

1 .055 AGNES POIMEROY, (Thomas, Henry, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, 
\ ' Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 

Radulphus), m. (1) Thomas Tresoyle; m. (2) Thomas Vowell. 
i6th gen. Child by 2d marriage: 
.068 Phillippa Vowell, m. Edward Harris of Cornworthy; he m. (2) 
Anne, dau. of William Huckmore; she m. (2) Henry Pomeroy, 

(•077). 
'' 17th gen. Child of Phillippa and Ed-ward Harrys, (.068): 

.069 Thomas Ha:rrys, sergeant-at-law ; m. Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

Children of Edward and Anne Harrys, (.068): 
.070 Arthur Harrys, m. (1) Honor, dau. of John Wikes of Northwike; 

m. (2) Phelip, dau. of Richard Duke, of Otterton. 
.071 Susan Harrys, m. Henry Fortesque of Cornworthy. 

.056 ANNA POMEROY, (Thomas, Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 
Radulphus) , m. Tristram of Hengscot of Exeter. 
1 6th gen. Children: 

.072 Nicholas Hengscott. 

.073 John Hengscott of Hengscott, m. Agnes, dau. of William Marwood 
of Hengscott. 

.074 Agnis Hengscott, m. William Strowbridge of Owtrey St. Mary. 



^tfitorg of tit? pnmfrou Jamtlg fi2 

i/th gen. Children of John and Agnes Hengscott, (o/j); 
.075 Thomazin Hengscott. 
.076 Elizabethe Hengscott. 

^.061 RICHARD POMEROY, {Thomas, Henry, Edzi'ard, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Josccliniis, 
Radulphus), of Rousdon, County Devon; living 1531; m. Eleanor, 
dau. of John Coker of Mapowder, County Dorset. 
1 6th gen. Children: 
.077 Henry Pomeroy.. son and heir. + 
.078 John Pomeroy, living 1531. 

.062 SINCLERE PO^IEROY, (Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 
Radulphus) , son and heir ; ob. v. p. ; m. Johanna, dau. of ... . ; living 
15 June, 24 Henry VHI. 
i6th gen. Child: 

.079 John Pomeroy, son and heir. + 

.063 JOHN POMEROY, (Robert, John, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, 
Radulphus), second son, on whom his father settled a tenement called 

"Barnes Place," in Over Ingsden, 27 April 1500: m 

1 6th gen. Child: 

.080 Christopher Pomeroy. + 

.064 SIR THOMAS de POMEROY de BERY POMEROY, (Edward, 
Richard, Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry. 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), (Miles) son 
and heir, aged thirty-five years and more at the death of his father; 
lost the Castle, Park and Manor of Bery Pomeroy, with other lands ; 
also King Henry VIII. took a moiety of the Totnes manor from 
Baron Zouche and gave it to Sir Thomas, all of which, with his 
original estates, as cited above (were appropriated by Sir Edward 
Seymour, Lord Protector of England, 1 Dec. 1549; d. Nov. 1, 1566. 
Married, Jane, dau. and coheir of Sir Peirs Edgcomb of Mount 
Edgcomb; (sic.) ; lost her estate in Totnes to Sir Edward Seymour; 
living 1570. 

iph gen. Children: 

.081 Thomas Pomeroy of Bingley, son and heir. 4- 

.082 Arthur Pomeroy of Antony, County Cornwall, included in the 
entail created by his father, 14 March 1550-51; d. s. p.; buried 15 
Aug. 1615, at St. Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall. Will 31 March 



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Henry Pomeroye. 

Exeter 
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S" John 1578 
S" Faith 1578 

Inventory 
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On the 5th of July (1575) commission issued to Richard Pome- 
roye, natural and lawful son of Henry Pomeroye, late of Totnes 
in the County of Devon, deceased, having (goods &c.) to ad- 
minister the goods rights and credits of the same deceased. 
sworn well (to administer) &c., with revocation of the letters 
of administration of the goods of the said deceased formerly 
granted to one Richard Pomeroye, now or late of Tomes afore- 
said, in consequence of suppression of the truth & false state- 
ment and fraudulently by him obtained in the month of June, 
1559, and the annulling thereof as appears by the acts of this 
court drawn up on this present day. 



1604; pro. 1 Dec. 1615; admr. "de bonus non" granted 15 July 1617, 
to Anne Pilkington, alias Hutton, wife of John Pilkington, and 
sister of Elizabeth Stronge, alias Pomeroy, alias Atkins, alias Hutton, 
deceased, the widow and executrix of testator. P.C.C. (Rudd 115.) 
Mar. Elizabeth, dau. of .... Hutton, and widow of .... Atkins, 
executrix of her husband's will; remarried John Stronge; mar. lie. 
27 ^Slarch 1616, Exeter. 

.083 Jane Pomeroy, m. Thomas Floyer of Floyer Hayes; their dau. m. 
William Wrayford of Silverton, b. 1550; exr. of his father's will 
1595; d. before 1624; paid subsidy at Silverton 21 James I. Will 
pro. 20 June 1651. 

.084 Elizabeth Pomeroy; m. 15 Oct. 1562, at Chudleigh, to Nicholas 
Bennett ; vide ped. ante page 72 ; named in will of her husband ; bu. 
11 Aug. 1605, at Chudleigh; will pro. 16 Aug. 1605. Const. Ct. 
Exeter. 

.085 Katharine Pomeroy; m. Sir John Moore of Moorhayes, County 
Devon, Kt. ; vide ped. ante page 573; dubbed at Westminster, 10 
Nov. Edward Yl. ; will 26 April 1606. Pro. Archd. Ct. Exeter. 

(Proceedings in Chancery. Temp. Elizabeth. G. 5-12. 19 May I595-) 

"To the right honorable Sr John Puskeringe Knight, Lord Keeper of the 

great Scale of England : 

"Humbly complayning showeth unto yor good Lordship yo^ dayly 
Orator Thomas Goodridge of Beri Pomery in the Countie of Devon That 
whereas yo^ Orator hath heretofore exhibited unto this honorable Court 
a bill of complaynt against one S^ Edward Seam^, Knight, and others in 
effect as hereafter followeth viz. To the Right Honorable S^ Christopher 
Hatton of the most noble order of the garter. Knight, Lord Chancellor 
of England most humbly complayning showeth unto yo^ Lordship yo^ 
poore and daylie Orator Thomas Goodridge of Bery Pomerie in the 
countie of Devon Yeoma That Whereas S^ Thomas Pomerie late of Bery 
Pomerye in the sayd countie of Devon. Knight, deceased, was in his life 
tyme lawfully seized in his demesne of fee of and in the mannoi^" of Berie 
Pomery in the foresayd countie of Devon wthin wch mannor there are 
Divers aistomarie lands pcell of the sayd manno^ demised and demiseable 
tyme out of mynde by copie of court Rowle by the lord for the tyme 
being or his Steward for three Lyves in possession according to the custom 
of the sayd manner, and the sayd S^ Thomas Pomerye so thereof being 
seized, for the consideration of a great some of money gy'ven to the sayd 
Sr Thomas Pomery at a court holden for the sayd manno^ about the 
xxxvth year of the Raigne of o^ late Soveraigne Lord Kinge Henry the 
eight, did devise and grant one tenement and one farthing and halfe of 
land wth thapp^tenas in Bery Tythinge together wth one meade called 
Buscomb meade, and three closes there lying together called Losehangers, 
being all pcell of the sayd customary lands of the sayd mannor of Bery 



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Pomery above mentioned by copie of court rowle according to the cus- 
tome of the sayd mannor unto Richord Goodridge, George Goodridge and 
unto yo^ sayd Orator to have and to hold for terme of their lyves accord- 
ing to the custome of the sayd mannor. By force whereof the sayd Richord 
Goodridg entered and was thereof seized for terme of her lyfe according 
to the custome of sayd manno^", and afterwards the right tytle and interest 
of the sayd mannor of S'^" Thomas Pomery of and in the sayd manno^* 
of Bery Pomery by sufficient and lawful conveyance come unto S^" Edward 
Seymo^ Knight who is at this present seized thereof accordingly to him and 
his heires. And the sayd Richord Goodridge, mother unto yo^ sayd 
Orator being also lately deceased, the sayd George Goodridge by vertue 
of tlie sayd Graunt by copie of Court rowle being next named in the sayd 
copie entered into the sayd tenement and other the premisses and was 
thereof seized for terme of his lyfe according to the custome of the sayd 
mannor. All the sayd premisses after the death surrender or forfeiture 
of the sayd George ought to come and remayne to yo^ orator for terme of 
his life according to the custome of sayd mannor as aforesayd. But so it 
is may it please yo^ good Lordship that the sayd George Goodridge having 
by casual meanes gotten into his hands the sayd copie of Courte Rowle 
whereby your orator myght mayntayne the graunt to him made of the 
premises as aforesayd did secretely conclude and agree with the sayd S^ 
Edward Seamor for some consideracon betweene them agreed upon, that 
the sayd S^ Edward should issue and grant the said premises unto one 
Ambrose Goodridge, sonne of the sayd George secretly in possession wch 
the said George uppon a surrender by him to be made of his present estate 
in possession. But because of the sayd estate and graunt of the sayd 
premises made unto yo^ sayd orator as aforesayd upon surrender of the sayd 
George should be presently in beingtherefore the sayd George Goodridge and 
the sayd S^ Edward Seamor did further agree that as well the sayd S^ Ed- 
ward Seamor should either cancell and suppresse or keepe secrete the sayd 
Court Rll wherein the sayd graunt of the premises made to the sayd Richord, 
George and to yo^ pore orator was enrolled and expressed, as also the sayd 
George Goodridge should of purpose cancell, deface and suppresse the 
sayd copie of the sayd court Rool to thend by these practices Utterly to 
bar and exclude yo^ poore orator from his right and title to the premises 
by virtue of the sayd graunt. And accordingly S^ Edward Seamor both 
either cancelled or defaced the sayd court Rolls wherein the sayd graunt 
was enrolled, or els doth keepe the same secrete so that yo^ orator can by 
no meanes attayne to the sight thereof, and the sayd George Goodridge 
hath also suppressed and defaced the sayd copie made for the sayd Richord 

Goodridge and to yo^ orator, and now of in full effecting of their 

sayd agreement and unconscionable practice. 

the sayd George hath surrendered all his estate in the premises unto the 
sayd S^ Edward Seamor being seized of the sayd mannor as aforesayd, 
and the sayd S^ Edward Seamor hath thereuppon graunted the foresayd 
tenement and other the premises unto the sayd George and Ambrose 
Goodridge by copie of the Court Roll for and during their lives, and the 
longest lyver of them successively according to the custom of the sayd 
mannor, by means whereof the sayd George Goodridge and Ambrose jointly 




Inheritance of the younger sons 




Pamfrog ^annr Snuar at Wilis 

Tenement to which Sir Thomas de Pomeroy and Dame Jane 

retired after the loss of Berry Pomeroy 



H5 BtBtttibunts at ffialph ht l^vmm 

j do hold and enjoy the same. And albeit yor sayd orator hath divers and 
j sundry tymes in most gentle and humble manner by himself and by his 
.! friends earnestly entreated and desired the sayd S^ Edward Seamor that 
j he would suffer yo^ sayd orator to be admitted tenant unto the sayd tene- 
I ment." 

I (Seamor died before the case was settled and without making any 

I devise of the said premises. Plaintiff again sues the heirs and the other 

Goodridges. The end of the parchment is torn off. There is no other 

record of this case now accessible. — C. A. H .) 

.065 HUGH POMEROY, (Edward, Richard, Henry, Edward, Thomas, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Jos- 
celinus, Radulphus) , of Tragoney; sold the manor of Stokeley Pome- 
roy to Griffith Ameredith 38 Henry VIH. Died 23 Sept. 1565. 
Inquest p. m. 8 Elizabeth. No. 50. 

Married, Johan, dau. of Thomas Bowerman, of Isle of Wight. 
lyth gen. Children: 
.086 Hugh Pomeroy, sonne and heire. + 
.087 Henry Pomeroy, second son. + . 

.077 HENRY POMEROY, (Richard, Thomas, Henry, Edward, Thomas, 

Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Jos- 

celinus, Radulphus), son and heir; living 1531; m. Anne Huckmore, 

(.068) widow of Edward Harris (Harrys), son of Walter Harris. 

i^th gen. Children: 

.088 Richard Pomeroy, son and heir; in ward at the death of his 
father. + 

.089 Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

.079 JOHN POMEROY, (Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Jos- 
celitius, Radulphus) , son and heir, and heir to his grandfather; aged 
twenty-six years and more 26 Oct. 1518; d. 16 June 1532. Will 

15 June 24 Henry VIII. ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 

lyth gen. Children: 

.090 Hugh Pomeroy, son and heir, of Ingsden. + 

.091 Elizabeth Pomeroy. 

.092 Johanna Pomeroy. 

.093 Anna Pomeroy. 

.080 CHRISTOPHER POMEROY, (John, R6bert, John, Edward, 
Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), son and heir; bur. Aug., 1590, at 
Dsington ; m, 



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i/th gen. Child: 
.094 Isaac Pomeroy, son and heir; bur. April, 1642, at Ilsington. 

.081 THOMAS POMEROY, (Thomas, Edward, Richard, Henry, Ed- 
ward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radidphus), of^Bingley in County Devon, Esq., 
son and heir; aged twenty-two years and more 22 Oct. 1565; d. 29 
July, buried 3 Aug. 1615, at Brixham. Will 29 July 1615; pro. 26 
Oct. 1623; m. 2 Nov. 1569, at St. Giles, Honor, dau. of John Roll 
of Stephenson, Esq., and Margaret Ford of Ashburton ; vide ped. post. 
i8th gen. Children: 

.095 Valentine Pomeroy of Sanderidge, son and heir. + 

.096 Edward Pomeroy, second sonne. + 

.097 John Pomeroy of Harberton, third sonne. 

.086 HUGH POMEROY, (Hugh, Edward, Richard, Henry, Edward, 
Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Joscelinus, Radidphus), sonne and heire; aged eleven years at his 
father's death. 

Married, dau, of Tannar. 

i8th gen. Children: 

.098 Jane Pomeroy,* daughter and coheir; married to Richard Penke- 
ville of Rossorrow. 

.099 Constance Pomeroy, daughter and coheir; married 13 Nov. 1604, 
at St. M inner, to Robert Nicholls, 

.087 HENRY POMEROY, (Hugh, Edward, RicMrd, Hetiry, Edward, 
Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), of Tregoney, second son; Mayor 
of Tregoney; living 1620. 

Married, Elizabeth, dau. of John Bonythan, of Cury, 15 April 
1600, at Saint Columb Major. 
i8th gen. Children: 

.0100 Hugh Pomeroy, son and heir; aged eighteen in 1620. Adminis- 
trator to his brother Richard, 1659; died s. p.; will 3 July 1673; 
pro. 17 June 1674. Prin. Reg. Exeter. His cousin, Roger Pomeroy 
of Sanderidge, his sole heir and executor. 

.0101 Francis Pomeroy^ second son. 

.0102 John Pomeroy, third son. 

♦Sir James D. McKenzie, "Castles of England," says: "Their descend- 
ants were mined in the time of Charles I., and sold the manor to Hugh 
Boscowen, Sheriff of Cornwall, in which family it was settled on the Lady 
Ajnne Fitzgerald, who carried it to her second husband, Francis Roberts, 
youngest son of the Earl of Radnor." 



B7 iggrgnbanlB of Salph he Pomgm 

.0103 Henry Pomeroy, fourth son. 

.0104 Richard Pomeroy, fifth son. Administration granted to his brother, 

Hugh, 1659. 
.0105 Eleanor Pomeroy. 

.088 RICHARD POMEROY, (Henry, Richard, Thomas, Henry, Ed- 
ward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphtis), son and heir; under age at the time 
of his father's death and in ward to a Richard Pomeroy; when he 
arrived at legal age he obtained a recission of the grant of admin- 
istration; living 1560-1593. (First administration not discovered.) 
Married; our authorities do not give the name of his wife. 
A note from the Rev. A. A. Leonard, Vicar of Beaminster Parish 
Church, County Dorset, says : "You will remember my giving you 
the date of the baptism of Eltweed Pomeroy, son of Richard. Our 
records for some years were destroyed by fire and several bundles 
are missing, but I have copied the Diocesan Transcripts to the end 
of 1624, and find two other Pomeroys, perhaps younger brothers of 
Eltweed." 

i8th gen. Children: 

.0106 Eltweed Pomeroy, christened July 4, 1585. + 

.0107 Edward Pomeroy, bapt. March, 1591 ; bur. Beaminster, 19 July 
1592. 

.0108 Henry Pomeroy, bapt. Aug. 1593; m. Oct. 15, 1621, at Symonds- 
bury, Dorset, Marget Oventon; he d. s. p. leaving a widow. 

.090 HUGH POMEROY, {John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, 
Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), of Ingsden, son and heir, aged 
thirteen years and more 19 Dec. 1532; bur. 3 March 1602-3, at 
Ilsington. Will 6 Nov. 1602, pro. 27 May 1603. P.C.C. (Bolein 
34.) 

Married, (1) Barbary, dau. of John Southcote of Indiho in 
Bovey Tracey, 5 Feb. 1543-44, at Bovey Tracy; bur. 4 April 1563, 

at Ilsington; m. (2) Agnes, dau. of ; bur. 2 March 1597-8, 

at Ilsington. 

i8th gen. Children: 

.0109 Mary Pomeroy, m. 1 July 1566, at Ilsington to John Ford of 
Ashburton. 

.0110 Thomasine Pomeroy, bapt. 7 July 1559; bur. 17 April 1566, at 
Ilsington. 

.0111 Margaret Pomeroy, m. 8 Dec. 1578, at Ilsington to James Woodley, 
of Halshanger, Devon. 



.0112 Barbary, bapt. 14 Dec. 1560, at Ilsington; m. 7 May 1602, at 

Whitstone, to Philip Chichester; living 1626. 
.0113 Elizabeth Pomeroy, bapt. April 1563, at Ilsington; lived at West 

Ogwell ; d. unm. Will 10 March 1627 ; pro. 8 Oct. 1630. 
.0114 Grace Pomeroy, m. John Gilbert of Bridgeriile, County Cornwall; 

both living 1602. 
.0115 Thomas Pomeroy of Bradford, son and heir. + 
.0116 George Pomeroy, bur. 6 Feb. 1560-61, at Ilsington. 
.0117 Bartholomew Pomeroy. 
.0118 John Pomeroy, bapt. 8 Feb. 1561-62, at Ilsington; living 1609 and 

1626, aged sixty-five years. 
.0119 Richard Pomeroy, living 1602 and 1609. + 

.095 VALENTINE POMEROY, {Thomas, Thomas, Edward, Richard, 
Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Hen- 
ry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus) , of Sanderidge, in County 
Devon, liveinge 1620, esq. ; son and heir ; aged forty years and more 
at the death of his father ; bur. 14 Aug. 1645, at Stoke Gabriel. Will 
23 June, pro. 19 Sept. 1645. 

Married (1) Jane, dau. of Sir Thomas Reynell of Ogwell, Kt. ; 
mar. lie. 23 Jan. 1615-16, Exeter; bur. 10 March 1622-23, at Stoke 
Gabriel; m. (2) Margaret, dau. of Sir John Whiddon, Kt. ; mar. 
lie 30 April 1628, Exeter; bur. 11 March 1673-74 at Stoke Gabriel. 
Will 6 June 1673 ; pro. 6 May 1674. 
igth gen. Children by ist wife: 

.0120 Lettice Pomeroy, first dau. aet. 5, 1620; bur. 9 Oct. 1641, at Stoke 
Gabriel. 

.0121 Jane Pomeroy, second dau. aet. 3, 1620; mar. Nicholas Roope; 
mar. lie. 15 Dec. 1643, Exeter. 

.0122 Elizabeth, third daughter, bap. 24 Nov., bur. 25 Dec. 1622, at 
Stoke Gabriel. 

.0123 Valentine Pomeroy, first son, bapt. 13 Nov. 1621 ; bur. 30 April 
1623, at Stoke Gabriel. 

Children by 2d wife: 
.0124 Roger Pomeroy, second son and heir. + 

.0125 Valentine Pomeroy of Bindley, third son, bap. 24 Feb. 1630-31. + 
.0126 Gilbert Pomeroy, fourth son, bap. 26 Feb. 1631-32, at Stoke 
Gabriel; named in the will of his cousin, Hugh Pomeroy of Tre- 
goney, 1673; succeeded to the estate on the death of his nephew, 
Hugh Pomeroy of Sanderidge; bur. 4 April 1719, at Stoke Gabriel. 
Will 5 Jan. 1717-18, pro. 8 April 1719, par. reg. Exeter. Devised 



BB Btstttxttxxits of Salph ht ^oimtn 

all his lands in Devon to Daniel and George, sons of Paul Pomeroy 
of Brixham, and the said Paul, etc., in tail male. 
I .0127 John" Pomeroy, fifth son; living 1645; drowned from a boat to- 
i gether with Francis Whiddon; bur. 8 Sept. 1670. 

I .096 EDWARD POMEROY, (Thomas, Thomas, Edzvard, Richard, 
Henry, Edzvardt Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelimis, Radulphus) , second sonne, bur. 

26 Jan. 1656-57, at Brixham ; m. Wilmot, dau. of Periman ; 

m. 28, June 1602, at Drewsteignton ; bur. 22 Jan. 1660-61, at Brix- 
ham. 

igth gen. Child: 
.0128 Honour Pomeroy; entered bill of complaint against her uncle, 
Valentine Pomeroy, for withholding securities of credit as executor 
of her grandfather's estate which constituted her legacy. 

.0106 ELTWEED POMEROY, {Richard, Henry, Richard, Thomas, 
Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelimis, Radulphus) , born in Beaminster, 
County Dorset, England; christened July 4, 1585; m. (1) at 
Beaminster, 4 May 1617, to Johanna Keech, who d. Nov. 27, 1620, 
Beaminster; m. (2) 7 May 1627, at Crewkerne, County Somerset, 
Margery Rockett, who emigrated with him to America, and d. at 
Windsor, Conn., 5 July 1655; m. (3) at Windsor, Nov. 30, 1661. 
Lydia Brown, widow of Thomas Parsons; sett. 1665. He d. Nor- 
thampton, Mass., March, 1673, ae 88. 
igth gen. Children by 1st wife: 

.0129 Dinah Pomeroy, born in Beaminster, County Dorset, 1618. 

.0130 Elizabeth Pomeroy, bom in Beaminster. County Dorset, Nov. 27, 
1619; bur. there; less than two years of age. 
Children by 2d wife: 

.0131 Eldad Pomeroy, b. Dorchester, England; freeman in Connecticut^ 
1638; d. Northampton, 22 May 1662. 

.0132 M-\RY Pomeroy, d. at Windsor, 19 Dec. 1640. 

.0133 John Pomeroy, d. at Windsor, 1647. 

.0134 Medad Pomeroy, bapt. Windsor, 19 Aug. 1638. + 

.0135 Caleb Pomeroy, bapt. at Windsor, 6 March 1641. 4- 

.0136 Mary Pomeroy, bapt. at Windsor, 21 April 1644; d. 1657. 

.0137 Joshua Pomeroy, bapt. 22 Nov. 1646. + 

.0138 Joseph Pomeroy, bapt. 20 June 1652. 4- 

( Continuation in American Pomeroy Records.) 



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.0115 THOMAS POMEROY, (Hugh, John, Sindere, Robert, John, 
Edzvardy Thomas, Henry, Hc7try, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), of Bradford, afterwards of 
Ingsdon, son and heir, b. 1550; admitted to the Inner Temple 10 
Elizabeth 1567-68; d. 18, bur. 25 April, 1610, at Ilsington. Will 
21 Nov. 1609; pro. 13 Feb. 1610-11. P.C.C. (Wood 9). 

Married, Elizabeth, dau. and coheir of John Hengscot, of 
Hengscot; m. 10 Feb. 1575-76; bur. June 1599, at Bradford. 
ipth gen. Children: 

.0139 Dorothy Pomeroy, first dau.; living 1609; m. 1 Feb. 1613-14, at 
Bickington, Hugh Wichalse of Barnstaple; bp. March 3, 1587-8, 
at Barnstaple ; living 1626. 

.0140 Barbary Pomeroy, second dau.; living 1609; m. 30 Dec. 1611, at 
Ilsington, to Stephen Southcote, of Southcote, first husband; ob. 
s. p.; m. (2) Arthur Seccumbe, of North Petherwin; he m. (2) 
Grace, dau. of John Bligh of Cornedon, County Cornwall; his first 
wife d. 9 May 1619. Children of Arthur Seccumbe and Grace 
Bligh: 20th gen.: 1. Mary Seccumbe. 2. Jane Seccumbe. 
0141 Richard Pomeroy, of Ingsden, son and heir. + 

.0142 Thomas Pomeroy, bapt. 20 Jan. 1579-80, at Ilsington; living 1609; 
m. 1598 Mary Geflfray (widow). 

.0143 John Pomeroy, living 1609 and 1626. + 

.0119 RICHARD POMEROY, (Hugh, John, Sindere, Robert, John, Ed- 
ward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radidphus) , living 1602 and 1609 ; bur. 25 Aug. 
1626, at Ilsington. Married, (authorities do not give name of wife) 
ipth gen. Children: 

.0144 Barbary Pomeroy, bapt. 23 June 1595, at Ilsington. 

.0145 Mary Pomeroy, bapt. 20 May 1598, at Ilsington. 

.0124 ROGER POMEROY, (Valentine, Thomas, Thomas, Edward, 
Richard, Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radidphus), second son, 
and heir, bapt. 20 Sept. 1629, at Stoke Gabriel; a minor 1645; 
executor of his mother's will ; heir to his cousin, Hugh Pomeroy of 
Tragoney, 1673; living 1689; bur. 1708, at Stoke Gabriel. Will 
pro. 1708, having well served his country in the quality of justice 
of the peace, deputy-lieutenant and member of Parliament. 

Married, Joane, dau. of Elias Wills of Saltash, County Corn- 
wall; bur. 13 July 1660, at Stoke Gabriel. 



20th gen. Children: 
.0146 Elias Pomeroy, son and heir; admitted to the Middle Temple 25. 

May 1676; bur. 11 Oct. 1700. 
.0147 Roger Pomeroy, bapt. 9 Jan. 1655-56; bur. 17 March 1657-58. 
.0148 Joan Pomeroy. + 
.0149 Elizabeth Pomeroy, bur. 13 Sept. 1701. 

.0125 VALENTINE POMEROY, {Valentine, Thomas, Thomas, Ed- 
zvard, Richard, Henry, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), of 
Bindley, third son; bapt. 24 Feb. 1630-31, at Stoke Gabriel, bur. 20 
Oct. 1691, at Harberton. Will 25 Nov. 1689; pro. 21 Nov. 1691; 
Arch d. Ct. of Totnes, Exeter. 

Married, Lucy, dau. of Hugh Hody of Nithway, County Devon : 
mar. lie. 4 June 1680, Exeter; living 1689. 

20th gen. Children: 
.0150 Elizabeth Pomeroy, living 1689. 
.0150.1 MARGAiiET Pomeroy, bur. 1704. 
.0151 John Pomeroy, bur. 1681. 

.0152 Hugh Pomeroy of Sandridge, son and heir; a minor 1689. + 
.0153 Valentine Pomeroy, third son, bapt. and bur. 1686 at Harburton. 
.0154 Valentine Pomeroy, fourth son, bapt. 1687; bur. 1705, at Har- 
berton. 

.0141 RICHARD POMEROY, (Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, 
John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), of Ingsdon, son and 
heir; executor of his father's will; bur. 31 Aug. 1616, at Ilsing^on. 
Will 23 Aug. 1616; pro. 27 May 1617. P.C.C. (Weldon 42.) 

Married Anne, dau. of Henry Copleston of Bowden; survived 
her husband and re-m. 10 Feb. 1619-20, at St. Mary Major, Exeter, 
James Lowman of Whitstone; vide Copleston ped. ante, p. 226 
and Lowman ped. 533. 

20th gen. Children: 
.0155 Amey Pomeroy, a minor, 1616. 
• 0156 Elizabeth Pomeroy, bapt. 11 Dec. 1608, at Bickington; a minor 

1616; bur. April 1642, at Ilsington. 
.0157 Agnes Pomeroy, bapt. 19 July 1612, at Bickington; a minor 1616; 

bur. 3 May 1617, at Ilsington. 
.0158 Ann Pomeroy, bapt. 1 Sept 1610, at Bickington. 



.0159 Barbary Pomeroy, a minor 1616. 

.0160 Thomas Pomeroy, son and heir. + 

.0161 Richard Pomeroy, second son, bapt. 7 Dec. 1604, at Bickington; 
living 1616, 

.0162 Henry Pomeroy, third son, bapt. 6 Oct. 1606, at Bickington; liv- 
ing 1616. 

.0163 Hugh Pomeroy, fourth and youngest son. + 

.0143 JOHN POMEROY, {Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, John, 
Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radiilphus) , living 1609 and 1626. 
Married Mary, dau. of Arthur Seccombe and Grace Bligh. 
20th gen. Children: 

.0164 Mary Pomeroy, bur. 10 x\ug. 1630, at St. Stephens-by-Launceston. 

.0165 Dorothy Pomeroy, bapt. 24 Feb. 1631, at St. Stephens-by-Lami- 
ceston; m. Sir. James Langham, Bart.; mar. lie. 22 Aug. 1695; 
mar. settlement 5 May 1696. Will 6 Mav 1710; 1st pro. 14 Sept., 
2d pro. 19 Nov. 1713. 

.0166 Arthur Pomeroy, b. 1623. + 

.0148 JOAN POMEROY, {Roger, Valentine, Thomas, Thomas, Edward, 
Richard, Henry, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Ralph), mar. lie. 27 Jan., 
in. 24, Feb. 1679-80 to Humphrey Gilbert of Compton. 
2 1st. gen. Children: 

.0167 John Gilbert, m. Ann, dau. of Richard Courtenay (son of Sir 
William Courtenay of Powderham Castle). 

.0168 Humphrey Pomeroy Gilbert. 

.0169 Raleigh Gilbert. ' ; 

.0170 Exizabeth Gilbert. 

22d gen. Children of John and Ann Courtenay Gilbert, (.0167): 
.0171 John Gilbert, unm. 
.0172 Catherine Gilbert. 

.0173 Pomeroy Gilbert, m. Mary, dau. of Edmund Williams of Ply- 
mouth. + 
.0174 Henrietta Marie Gilbert. .0178 Urania Gilbert. 
.0175 Elizabeth Gilbert. .0179 Johan Gilbert. 

.0176 Margaret Gilbert. .0180 Humphrey Gilbert. 

.0177 Courtney Gilbert. .0181 Lucy Gilbert. 



23d gen. Children of Pomeroy and Mary W. Gilbert, (.017s): 
.0182 Mary Gilbert. .0187 Walter Raleigh Gilbert 

.0183 Pomeroy Gilbert. .0188 John Gilbert. 

.0184 Roger Pomeroy Gilbert. .0189 Lucretia Gilbert. 

.0185 Elizabeth Gilbert. 
.0186 Edmund Gilbert, m. Ann, 

dau. of Henry Garnet of 

Bristol. + 

24th. gen. Children of Edmund and Ann Gilbert, (.0186): 
.0190 Ann Clayton Gilbert. .0197 Edmund Williams Gilbert. 

.0191 Catherine Hodgson Gilbert .0198 Ann Garnet Gilbert. 
.0192 John Pomeroy Gilbert. .0199 Roger Pomeroy Gilbert. 
.0193 Elizabeth Garnet Gilbert. .0200 Lucy Gilbert. 
.0194 Henry Garnet Gilbert. .0201 Francis Yarde Gilbert. 
.0195 Mary Gilbert. .0202 Frances Isabella Gilbert. 

.0196 Walter R-\leigh Gilbert. 

.0152 HUGH POMEROY, ( Valentine, Valentine, Thomas, Thomas, Ed- 
ward, Richard, Henry, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radnlphus), of 
Sandridge, first son and heir; a minor 1689; bur. 12 Oct. 1715. 
Married Anne, dau, of (name of parents not given by our 
authorities.) 

2ist. gen. Children: 
.0203 Anne Pomeroy, bapt. 1708. ; 

.0204 Margaret Pomeroy. 

.0160 THOMAS POMEROY, (Richard, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, 
Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radnlphus) , of Ingsden, 
son and heir 1616; admitted to the Middle Temple 11 July 1629; bur. 
31 May 1662, at Ilsington. 

Married, (1) Mary, dau. of Sir Thomas Drewe of Grange; 

m. (2) Jane, dau. of ; second wife living 9 Oct. 1662. 

2 1 St. gen. Children: 

.0205 Thomas Pomeroy, of Ingsden, gent., son and heir; sold Ingsden 
to John Stowell, 9 Oct. 1662 ; m. Mary, dau. of . . . . ; living 1663. 

.0206 Ambrose Pomeroy, bur. 5 March 1645-46, at Ilsington. 

.0207 Jane Pomeroy, dau. and coh., bapt. 19 June 1641 ; m. 16 Feb. 
1668-9, at Ilsington, to the Rev. Richard Wollcombe of Bickington. 

,0208 Elizabeth Pomeroy, dau. and coh.; m. John Thomas of Lang- 
ford Budville, County Somerset. 



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.0163 HUGH POAIEROY, (Richard, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, 

Robertf John, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 

■ Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, JosceIi)ius, Radulplius), fourth and 

youngest son, bapt. 24 Nov. 1615, at Bickington; living 1616. 

Married, (name not given by our autliorities). 

2 1 St. gen. Children: 

0209 Charles Pomeroy, Esquire; joined Thomas Pomeroy, his cousin. 

in the sale of Ingsdon, 1662, and conveyed a tenement of forty-five 

acres at Ingesden in 1663 to W. Gascon ; m, Anne, dau. of ; 

living 1663. 

.0166 REV. ARTHUR POAIEROY, {John, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sin- 
clere, Robert, John, Edzvard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Hen- 
ry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Josceliniis, Radtdphtis), b. 1623; 
gr. Westminster School; admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, 
May 22, 1657; B. A. 1660; M. A. 1664; Chaplain to the Earl of 
Essex, Dean of Cork, 1672; Rector of Carrigaline, Shandrum and 
Glenlarraghan, and Treasurer of Cloyne. (Aquo Viscount Har- 
' berton). Married Elizabeth, second dau. of Sir Richard, and sister 
and coheir of Sir John Osborne of Ballinglaylor, County Water- 
ford. Articles before marriage, 1675. + 
2 1st gen. Children: 

.0210 John Pomeroy, son and heir. + 

.0211 Richard Pomeroy, d. unm. 

.0212 Elizabeth Pomeroy, d. unm. 

.0213 Mary Pomeroy, m. 1703, Richard Cox, son of Sir Richard Cox, 
Lord Chancellor of Ireland; d. s. p. 

.0210' JOHN POMEROY, (Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, 
Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Josceliniis, Radidphus), son and heir; 
after entering into holy orders, he m. 1716, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Edmund Donellan, Esq., of County Rosscomon. 
22d gen. Children: 

.0214 Arthur Pomeroy, eldest son. + 

.0215 Lieutenant-General John Pomeroy; was Colonel of the 64th 
Foot; promoted to Major-General of His Majesty's troops. May 
25, 1772; served in the American Colonies as Major-General during 
the Revolution ; advanced to the rank of Lieutenant-General, Aug. 
29, 1777; was a member of Parliament for Trim, 1761; sworn of 
the Privy Council for Ireland in 1777; unm. 

.0214 ARTHUR POMEROY, (John, Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, 




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Serrg l^eai - Srixham - Spbanshire 



John, Siyiclere, Robert, John, Edv.ard, Thomas, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radul- 
phiis), b. 1723; elected to Parliament from Kildare in 1761, and 
continued in that office till the dissolution of that body in 1783; 
in Oct., 1783, he was advanced to the peerage of Ireland under the 
title of Lord-Baron Harberton of Carbery-, county Kildare. He was 
introduced to the House of Peers Oct. 14, 1783. His title came 
from his marriage Oct. 20, 1747, to Mary, dau. and coheir of Henry 
Colley of Castle Carben.-, county Kildare, brother of Richard, first 
Lord Mornington, by Lady ^lary, dau. of James Hamilton, Earl of 
Abercom. 

2^6 gen. Children: 

.0216 Henry Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8, 1749; m. Jan., 1788, Mary, dau. of 
Nicholas Brady of Grange, county Limerick; member of Parliament 
from Strabane, county Tyrone; s. m, p. 

.0217 Arthur- James Pomeroy, b. March 3, 1753; successor to his 
brother; unm. 

.0218 Henrietta-Judith Pomeroy, b. June 18, 1754; m. July 25, 1776, 
Hon. and Rev. Dr. James Hewit, son of James, Viscount Lifford, 
Lord Chancellor; she d. April 22, 1778; s. p. 

.0219 Elizabeth Pomeroy, d. young. 

.0220 Mary Pomeroy, b. March 19, 1757. + 

.0221 John Pomeroy, b. Dec. 19, 1758. + 

.0222 George Pomeroy, b. March 1, 1764; Lieutenant in the 5th regt. 
Dragoon Guards. 

.0220 MARY POMEROY, {Arthur, John, Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, 
John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radul- 
phus), b. March 19, 1757; m. Jan. 23, 1776, John Craven Darden of 
Templemore, county Tipperary, Bart ; she d. Sept. 29, 1778. 
24th gen. Children: 

.0223 John Craven Darden, b. April, 1777. 

.0224 Arthur Darden, b. March, 1778. 

.0221 JOHN POMEROY, (Arthur, John, Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, 
John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Hen- 
ry, Henry, Hetiry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), b. 
Dec 19, 1758; in holy orders; rector of Loughgilly, diocese of 
Armaugh; m. Oct. 31, 1785, Esther, dau. of James Spencer of 
Rathangan, county Kildare. 



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24th gen. Children: 
.0225 Daughter. 

.0226 Rev. and Hon. Arthur Pomeroy. + 
.0227 John James Pomeroy. + 

.0226 REV. and HON. ARTHUR POMEROY, ,Uohn, Arthur, John, 
Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, 
Tlwnias, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radiilphus), son and heir. 
2^th gen. Child: 

.0228 John Arthur Pomeroy, eldest son and grandson of the fourth 
Viscount Harberton; m. 1869, Louise L, J. D., dau. of Gaitride 
Tipping of Rossferry, county Fermaugh; Justice of the Peace of 
the counties Tyrone, Fermaugh, Donegal, etc. 

.0227 JOHN JAMES POMEROY, (John, Arthur, John, Arthur, John, 
Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, Thomas, 
Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Jos- 
celinus, Radiilphus) , fifth Viscount Harberton; m. (lady's name un- 
known to the Annalist.) 
25th gen. Children: 

.0229 Hon. Esther Caroline Pomeroy, b. 1835. + 

.0230 James Spencer Pomeroy, b. Nov. 23, 1836. + 

.0229 HON. ESTHER CAROLINE POMEROY, {John, John, Arthur, 
John, Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, John, 
Edward, Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus), b. 1835; m. Lieutenant- 
General H. M. Hamilton, C.B. 
26th gen. Child: 

.0231 Edith Althea Pomeroy Hamilton, (Lady Pomeroy Colley) ; m. 
1878, Major-General Sir George Pomeroy-Pomeroy Colley; he was 
killed in the Boer war. 

.0230 JAMES SPENCER POMEROY, (John, John, Arthur, John, 
Arthur, John, Thomas, Hugh, John, Sinclere, Robert, John, Edward, 
Thomas, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, Henry, 
Henry, Joscelinus, Radulphus) , sixth Viscount Harberton and Baron 
of Castle Carbery; m. Frances Legge of Malone House, county 
Antrim, and was of the House of Legg of which Lord Dartmouth 
was the chief; she d. 1911, in London. 
26th gen. Children: 

,0232 Hon. Ernest Arthur George Pomeroy, oldest son; Second-Lieu- 



tenant of 20th Hussars, 1890; Captain of 3d Battalion Royal Dublin 
Fusileers, 1892-5. 
0233 C\PT\iN Louis Ralph Legge Pomeroy, b. 1869; second son; Cap- 
tain of the 6th Dragoon Guards, 1901. Stationed at Ladysmith. 
Africa, during the Boer war. 

Ladysmith, Africa, April 3, 1900. 

Mr. Ernest O. Pomeroy, 
Epzvorth, III. 

Dear Sir: — , • . u ^ 

I have just got your letter of Nov. 26, as we have only just had 
communication restored. 

There is only one family of Pomeroy in England to my knowledge 
This is a Pomeroy family that came over with William the Conqueror and 
was granted large estates in Devonshire. The head of the family held a 
barony from the Conquest till the middle of the reign ot Edward L (13Uo; 
when the direct male line failed, and though the heiress of the family marned 
a cousin, as was the custom in those days, neither he nor any of his de- 
scendants appear to have been summoned to Parliament, and the barony 
(which was by writ) expired. The family continued to be of great impor- 
tance in Devonshire until 1549, when Sir Thomas Pomeroy, the then 
head of the family, was the leader of the unsuccessful Western Insurrection 
of the Roman Catholics of Devon and Somerset against the ultra-Protestant 
policy of Edward VL As a result he was beheaded* and the bulk of his 
estates were forfeited to the Duke of Somerset, the principal adviser of 
Edward VL, known in history as the Lord Protector. 

Berry Pomeroy Castle near Totnes in Devon, one of the finest speci- 
mens of a medieval casUe in England, still belongs to the family of 
Seymour, Dukes of Somerset, the descendants of the Duke of Edward 
VI 's time. The family, much shorn of its ancient glory, still continued to 
reside in Devon at Engesdon, a manor which has been left to them, and 
the ancestor of my family branch went to Ireland as Chaplain to the Earl 
of Essex, who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in the reign j^f Charles ii. 
His great-grandsont was created Viscount Harberton in 1783, and since 
that date I am certain that no member of our family has gone to seek 
his fortune in America. You give no dates so I do not know where your 
ancestor would come in. No doubt several of them did seek their fortunes 
in America in the middle of the 17th century, as the family was greatly 
impoverished at that time, and I understand that Pomeroy is not an un- 
common name in the United States. t- j i. 

I may add that the direct line of the family seated at Engesden became 
extinct about the end of the 17th century. 

Yours sincerely, 

R. L. Pomeroy. 



♦Sir Thomas Pomeroy was not beheaded; but his estates were confiscated by 
Sir Edward Seymour, Lord Protector of England and uncle of Kmg Edward Vi. 
tViscount Harberton was grandson of Rev. Arthur Pomeroy, Dean of Cork. 



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(From Burke's "Peerage.") 

"Rev. Arthur Pomeroy, born 1623, was in 1672 Chaplain to Capel, 
Earl of Essex, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, and afterward Dean of Cork. 
The first peer, his grandson, also Rev. Arthur Pomeroy, was made Baron 
Harberton of Carberry, in 1783, and Viscount, in 1790. He married Mary 
Colley of Carberry, niece of Lord Mornington." 
(From Brewer's "Beauties of Ireland") 

"Castle Carberry is of very old date. In the early part of the four- 
teenth century it was the embattled residence of the Be(i)rminghams. In 
the reign of Elizabeth the castle belonged to Sir Henry Colley, ancestor 
of the Duke of Wellington, whose descendants (Colley) resided there 
for many generations. Mary, the daughter of Henry Colley, Esq., 
married, in 1747, Arthur Pomeroy, subsequently created Lord Harburton 
of Carberry. Newberry, the seat of Lord Harberton, is near Castle Car- 
berry, and is a spacious and handsome residence." 
(Extract from the New York Herald.) 

"The noble house of Harburton, a branch of the ancient House of 
Pomeroy in Devon, was created in 1791, temp. George III. James Spencer 
Pomeroy, Sixth Viscount Harburton, a peer of Ireland, is the head of the 
race of Pomeroy in Great Britain but the old stock has a number of repre- 
sentatives in America. The Harburton branch has been settled in Ireland 
ever since Arthur Pomeroy went from his ancestral home in Devonshire 
to Dublin as Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Essex, in 1672, 
dying as Dean of Cork. Lord Harburton is connected by ties of kinship with 
the Duke of Wellington, one of his ancestors, Henry Colley, having been 
a brother of the first Duke's father. Lord Mornington. The ill-fated British 
General, Sir George Pomeroy Colley, who was killed at Majuba Hill in 
the Boer war of a quarter of a century ago, was Lord Harburton's first 
cousin. 

(From the Easthampton Daily Hampshire.) 

"The Abbey, as you know, contains monuments to those who have con- 
tributed to the greatness of England. There is one monument bearing the 
following inscription : 

" 'The Honorable Henry Pomeroy, 

the only Son of 

Viscount and Viscountess Harburton, 

who died at Brighthelmstone, 

in the County of Sussex, 

on the Tenth day of March, 1804.' " 

(From the Clerk of Westminster Abbey.) 

"The monument is of white marble. There is a shield on top and the 
shield is the St. George's cross, the four quarters being charged with a 
lion rampant, in each supported by two wolves, but being only painted on 



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the marble it is now much faded, so much so that one cannot now make out 
the crest or supporters." 

This table is presented here to enable the readers to readily place the dates as 
given in the English family records. 



The House of Normandy 



The House of Stuart 











Reiened 












from 


Years 


William I. 








1066- 


-21 


William II. 


(3d 


son 


) 


1087- 


-13 


Henry I. 








1100- 


--35 


Stephen 








1135- 


-19 


The House 


of 


Plantagenet 




Henry II. 








1154- 


-35 


Richard I. 








1189- 


-10 


John 








1199- 


-17 


Henry III. 








1216- 


-56 


Edward I. 








1272- 


-35 


Edward II. 








1307- 


-20 


Edward III. 








1327- 


-50 


Richard II. 








1377- 


-22 


The House of 


Lancaster 




Henry IV. 








1399- 


-13 


Henry V. 








1413- 


- 9 


Henry VI. 








1422- 


^39 


The 


House 


of 


York 




Edward IV. 








1461- 


-22 


'Edward V. 








1483- 


_ 


Richard III. 








1483- 


- 2 



James I. 6th Scotland 

'Charles I. 

Charles II. 

Oliver Cromwell, int'r 

Rich. Cromwell, protector 165 8 

"James II. 1685 



Rdfued 
from Yrar« 

1603 — 22 
1625 — 24 
1649 — 36 
1649 — ' 9 
1 
3 



The House of Tudor 
Henry VII. 1485 — 24 

Henry VIII. 1509 — 38 

Edward VI. 1547 — 6 

*Mary, dau. of Henry VIII. 1553 — 5 
'Elizabeth, dau of H. VIII. 15 58 — 44 



William III. 1689 — 19 

Anne, dau, of James II. 1702 — 12 

The House of Hanover 

George I. 1714 — 13 

George II. 1727 — 33 

George III. 1760 — 59 

George III. Regency 1801 — 19 

George IV. 1820 — 10 

W^illiam IV. 1830 — 7 

Victoria 1837 — 63 

The House of Saxe-Coburg 
Edward VII, son of 

Victoria 1901 — 7 



'Murdered. 

'And Catherine of Aragon. 

'And Anne Boleyn. 

*Beheaded. 

'Deposed. 



Authorities: — 

"The Visitations of the Counties Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset, 
1531, 1564, 1620," with additions by Lieut-Col. J. L. Vivian. Copied by 
Mrs. Deborah J. S. Pomeroy Darling ; verified by the Annalist. 

The "Domesday Book," Devonshire. 

St. Colomb Major, St. Minuer, and St. Stephens-by-Lauceston, Cornwall, 
Ilsington, Bovey Tracey, Whitstone, Bradford, Bickington, County Devon, 
St, Mary's, Exeter. 

"Visitations of Dorsetshire, 1623," and personal verification by the 
Annalist. 

"Manuscripts in the Dorchester Museum," edited by the Rev. Fred- 
erick T. Colby, D.D„ F.S.A., and John Paul Rylands, F.S.A., 1888. 

"The College of Arms," 

The Survey of Dorset, by the Rev. John Coker. 

"The Harlein Manuscripts," 1163, in the British Museum, London. 

Manuscripts in Somerset House, London. 

Parish Records of Beaminster, Crewkerne, Hawkchurch and Exeter. 

Manuscripts at Saulisbury, England. 

The London Record Office. 



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(From History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon; by 

William White:) 

Berry Pomeroy, a parish less than two miles east of Totnes railway 
station has a village of its own name, and a hamlet called Bridgetown, 
which forms a handsome suburb of Totnes, with which it is connected by 
a good bridge over the Dart. Berry Pomeroy parish is in the Totnes union, 
county court district, arch-deaconry and rural deanery, Stanborough and 
Coleridge petty sessional division, Paignton pooling district of East Devon, 
and Haytor hundred. It had 1,090 inhabitants (514 males and 576 females) 
in 1871, living in 200 houses, on 4,525 acres of land; including Bridgetown, 
which had 605 inhabitants (266 males and 339 females), living in 126 
houses. The Duke of Somerset is now lord of the manor and owner of 
most of the soil. 

William the Conqueror gave the manor of Bury or Berry to Ralph 
de Pomerai, who built Berry Pomeroy Castle, which for 500 years was the 
stately residence of the Pomeroys. 
(From Burke's Landed Gentry.) 

"The Castle of Berry Pomeroy in the county of Devon, one mile 
from Totnes, took its name from a Norman estate of Rolfe de Pomeroy, by 
whom it was originally erected. 

"He came into England with the Norman Conqueror, and his descend- 
ants resided -here until the reign of Edward VL, (1547-1553), when the 
manor is said to have been sold by Sir Thomas de Pomeroy (about 1550) 
to Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset. From the ruins it may be inferred 
that the ancient Castle was quadrangular, with a single entrance, upon the 
south, between two towers, through a double gateway. They were in the 
form of hexagons, one of them being strengthened by angular bastions and 
still retaining the arms of the Pomeroys. Over the gateway is a small room 
divided by a wall, supported by three pillars and circular arches. This 
was probably the chapel. The ruins of the interior part, or quadrangle, are 
much more modern than any other portion of the edifice. 

"The Castle stood a mile distant toward the east from the parish 
church of Biry (Berry) Pomeroy. What it was in its antique form can 
hardly be calculated from what at present remains standing, which is only 
the front facing the south in a direct line of about sixty cloth-yards in length. 
The gate stands toward the west end of the front, over which, carved in 
mott-stone, is yet remaining the Pomeroy arms. It had heretofore a double 
portcullus, whose entrance is about twelve feet in height and thirty feet 
in length; which gate is embattled, as are the walls yet standing home to 
the east end thereof, where answereth yet in being a tower called St. 
Margaret's, from which several gentlemen of this county recently held their 
lands. Within this is a large quadrangle at the north and east side whereof 
the family of Seymour built magnificent structure at the charges of £20,000, 
but never brought it to perfection, for the west side of the quadrangle was 
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"What was finished may be thus described : Before the door of the 
great hall was a noble walk, whose length was the breadth of the court, 
arched over with curiously carved free-stone, supported in the forepart by 
several stately pillars of the same stone of great dimensions, after the Cor- 
inthian order, standing on pedestals having cornices of friezes finely wrought, 
behind which were placed in the wall several seats, of frieze stone also, cut 
in the form of an escallop shell in which the company, when weary, might re- 
pose themselves. 

"The apartments within were very splendid, especially the dining-room, 
which was adorned, besides paintings, with statues and figures cut in alabas- 
ter, with admirable art and labor ; but the chimney piece of polished marble, 
curiously engraved, was of great cost and value. Many other of the rooms 
are well adorned with mouldings and fret-work, some of whose marble 
clavils vrere so delicately fine that they would reflect an object true and Hvely 
from a great distance. Notwithstanding which 'tis now demolished, and 
all this glory lieth in the dust, buried in its own ruins ; there being nothing 
standing but a few broken walls, which seem to mourn their own approach- 
ing funerals. But what we think strangest of all, is that one and the same 
age saw the rise and fall of this noble structure." 

"This Knight, Sir Ralph de Pomeroy, built a castle here which he 
named Berry Pomeroy, and made it a seat of a barony or honour. The 
family of the Pomeroys continued to reside here and hold the chief rank 
in this part of the country until the reign of Edward VI., when the manor 
of Berr>- came by forfeiture, cession or sale, it is not agreed which, from the 
hands of Sir Thomas Pomeroy to the Protector Somerset, one of whose 
descendants. Sir Edward Seymour, the second baronet, in the latter part 
of his life lived in retirement in the Castle of Berry Pomeroy." 

(From the Century Magazine, December, 1883.) 

"Many and curious in Devonshire are the remains which link the past 
in picturesque association with the present, and possess for the antiquarian 
an interest which few other counties in England can rival. The ruins of 
its ancient castles at Oakhampton, at Plympton, at Tiverton, at Totnes, 
and at Berry Pomeroy, are among the most striking and beautiful of the 
relics of feudal times. Though now mouldering in decay and yielding to 
the general conquest of the ivy-trailers which cling around and cover with 
a thin but densely picturesque mass of evergreen the crumbling stones of 
keep, and embattlement, they attest no less by their grandeur, the thickness 
of their walls, than by the surroundings of their position, that they were 
once among the proudest of the feudal strong-holds of England. 

"Perhaps of all these magnificent ruins, the most beautiful in charm and 
grandeur are those of Berry Pomeroy. They stand on the crest of a lofty 
cliflf, and are embowered in woods ; when viewed from the valley below 
they impress the beholder with a sense of their exceeding grandeur. Berry 
Pomeroy Castle was erected by Rolph de Pomeroy, one of the chief knights 
of the Norman conqueror of England. The original extent of its buildings 
may be comprehended from the statement that it was a long day's work 
for a man-at-arms to open and close the easements belonging to them. 



"According to one tradition the Castle was bombarded by the King's 
troops during the reign of Edward VI., because the head of the House of 
Pomeroy refused to obey a mandate of the King to dismantle it. In this 
task the King was assisted by a terrific thunder storm; and its exposed 
position, from which it towers above the highest trees of the magnificent 
wood which surrounds it, would lend weight to the story. Again tradition 
recites that it was not until the civil war that the castle was dismantled and 
the church adornments carried off or destroyed." 

As a pendent to this picture, it will not be amiss to give here what 
Maton has said of the same place, in a tone more picturesque though not 
more graphic than the description of the old chronicler. 

"Berry Pomeroy Castle stands upon a rocky eminence rising above a 
brook. The approach is through a thick beech wood extending along the 
slope of a range of hills that entirely intercept any prospect to the south; 
on the opposite side there is a steep rocky ridge covered with oak, so that 
the ruins are shut into a beautiful valley and in quite a retired and romantic 
situation on the banks of a bright stream which flows into the river Dart. 

"The remarkable remains of Berry Pomeroy Castle at first suggest 
only an idea of some peaceful monastic mansion to the mind of the spectator. 
When he perceives frowning turrets, however, massive walls and gloomy 
dungeons, his imagination will be wholly at variance with the beauty and 
serenity of the spot, and he will think only of sieges, chains, torture and 
death. 

"The great gate, with the walls of the south front, the north wing of 
the court or quadrangle, some apartments on the west side, and a turret or 
two are the principal remains of the Castle; and these are so finely over- 
hung with the branches of the trees and shrubs that grow close to the walls, 
so beautifully mantled with ivy and so richly incrusted with moss, that they 
constitute the most picturesque effects that can be imagined. 

"And when the surrounding scenery is taken into account, the noble 
mass of wood fronting the gate, the bold ridges rising into the horizon, 
and the fertile valley rising in the opening to the east, the ruins of Berry 
Pomeroy Castle must be considered as almost unparalleled in their grandeur. 
The eastern tower is accessible by a passage from the chapel over the gate- 
way; here is the best point for surveying the environs of the castle. The 
interior part appears to be considerably more modern than the gate and 
outer walls, the windows being square or oblong with lintels and cross- 
bars of stone. There is, however, in the present mansion a fine apartment 
called the great hall, seventy feet long and forty feet wide, while the roof 
is of oak very curiously framed, and the chimney piece is fourteen feet in 
height. It is going rapidly to decay, however, and the walls being com- 
posed of slate, might be entirely demolished with little trouble. To these 
details should be added that the Castle was dismantled in the time of the 
great Civil War— about 1650." 

(From the "Guide Book of Berry Pomeroy Castle.") 

"Immediately over the gateway giving entrance to the tower of Berry 
Pomeroy Castle is a small room containing about a dozen loop-holes and 



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divided by a wall, supported by two pillars and circular arches. This cham- 
ber is generally called the chapel, but was evidently the guard-room, seeing 
that the opening for the fall of the portcullus still remains in the walls. 
The chapel, however, was probably over or adjoining this apartment. In 
the above room are steps leading down to two small chambers on each side 
of the gateway which are arched over. They are six feet in width and 
eleven feet in length and height, and also provided with loop-holes. A 
passage leads out of the guard-room to the foot of the winding staircase, 
by which visitors may ascend to the summit of the western tower, from 
whence a very fine view of the surrounding country can be obtained. In 
a direct line from this wall will be found at the eastern extremity of the 
ramparts the remains of what are known in history by the name pf St. 
Margaret's Towers, which possess a peculiar interest from the traditionary 
supposition that in its gloomy basement chambers the proud Lady Eleanor 
de Pomeroy confined her sister. Lady Matilda, for a lengthened period, 
and a belief exists that in olden times a communication by means of a 
subterranean passage was afforded from this same dungeon to Compton 
Castle, another similarly fortified stronghold on the demesne of Sir Hum- 
phrey Gilbert, who colonized Newfoundland, now occupied as a farm house, 
and not far distant from Marldon. 

"All the portions of the ruins of Berry Pomeroy Castle encircling 
the interior were indisputably the work of Sir Rolfe de Pomeroy, on whom 
the Conqueror bestowed the manor of Alricus the Saxon thane after his 
subjugation of England in 1066. The comparatively modern parts are in- 
dicative of their having contained many apartments, the windows and after 
recesses showing the building to have been at least four stories high, but 
the kitchen fire-places here are not nearly so large as those in the older 
portion, in the northwest angle, which extends to a width of twelve feet 
and large enough to permit a whole ox to be roasted at one time. The 
difference in the architectural arrangement is here strikingly exhibited, 
which may be accounted for by the change in the proprietorship from the 
Pomeroys to the Seymours." 

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This structure appears from the architecture to have been rebuilt in 
the fifteenth century, most probably by Sir Richard de Pomeroy, the second 
of the four sons of Sir Henry de Pomeroy. The south aisles, however, 
must have been added afterward at the expense of sundry persons whose 
names are recorded on the scrolls encircling the capitals of the southern pil- 
lars. At the front of one of the tombs in Berry churchyard were the arms 
of the Pomeroys, at the western end of the monument, and at the eastern 
end a shield, supported by two angels, at one time displayed Pomeroy arms 
impaled with those of Sir Richard Denzell, of Filleigh, whose daughter 
Elizabeth married Richard, who was of the fifteenth generation from Rolfe. 
and whose mother was Alice, daughter of Walter Raleigh. Judging from 
the style of architecture, the church it is believed was erected during the 
lifetime of this Sir Richard, between 1470-1512, and who may possibly 
have been incited to undertake the work through the will of his brother 
Sir St. Clere de Pomeroy, at that time Abbot of Buckfast 



IjtBtory of tl|g Pomgrog jFamilg 84 

Concerning this church, Prince, who was long the Vicar, tells us in the 
Worthies of Devon, that it was founded perhaps by Sir Richard Pomeroy. 
and that it is a "handsome, compact although no large pile: Whose coat- 
armour is intinged in the glass of several windows thereof, with their 
matches, remaining still plain and visible to the eye. Thus we have it 
twice single in the first south window within the door; once single as I 
take it in the east window of the chancel ; also, in the east window of the 
north aisle is Pomerai's coat three times ; once single and twice paled, with 
the Raleigh and Denzel. In the first north window it is twice single ; and 
in the second, once ; and in the roof of the church porch doth it still remain, 
cut in stone, which undoubtedly has been long there continued ever since 
the first building thereof. 

"As for the monuments raised over the graves or sepulchres of the 
dead, relating to this family, there is only one remaining, now robbed of its 
former splendour: It is an altar-tomb, under an arch, in the north wall 
of the chancel, raised near breast-high, covered with a fair table of green 
marble ; which was sometime inlayed with a coat of arms, and a motto under, 
of gilded brass or copper; which are long since become the prey of some 
greedy hands. At the east end of this monument is Pomerai impaled with 
benzil ; at the west end single : Which shew it was raised to the memory 
of Sir Richard Pomeroy and his lady, who was daughter and heir of Sir 
Richard Denzil. The arch is finely fretted and flowered. 

"The last of this name that possessed the castle of Biry, was Sir Thomas 
Pomeroy, Knight, a commander in the wars under King Henry the Eighth, 
in France. How he and his posterity came to be dispossessed thereof, may 
be enquired elsewhere." 

The magnificent screen with the projection of the rood-loft remaining, 
is profusely adorned with fern tracery, handsome perpendicular bosses, 
carving and gilding. The lower part of it having been much mutilated by 
malicious vandals; the carved figures in the compartments into which it 
was divided are therefore very indistinct. 

In the tower of the church, which is square and embattled, there was 
once apparently a chapel opening beneath an arch on the southern side. 
Above the place where the altar must have stood, there remains a stone 
shelf which was doubtless a retable. Three of the bells are dated 1607, 
1635 and 1715, and are inscribed in the name of the church wardens. A 
fourth bell was hung in the year 1829. 

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Contiguous to the church on the northeast side stands Berry Pomeroy 
House, which before the Reformation was doubtless the Rectory House 
and occasional residence of the Prior of Moreton, to whom the Rectory 
then belonged. The dining-room is wainscoted and has two square-headed 
perpendicular doorways. The house also contains some fine specimens of 
oak carving. 

On the southern side of the church is the Vicarage, where the Rev. 
John Prince wrote the "Worthies of Devon," the first edition of which was 
published in 1701. He died in 1723, and was buried in the churchyard of the 
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and previous to this he had been vicar of Totnes, which was a part of the 
Pomeroy domain, about five years. 

The Rev. John Prince was succeeded by Rev. Joseph Fox, who died 
1st February, 1781, aged eighty-four, having been fifty-eight years Vicar 
of Berry Pomeroy. He was succeeded by the Rev. John Edwards, who died 
on the 23d April, 1834, aged eighty-three, having been Vicar for fifty-three 
years. He died at Blagdon, and his Curate, the Rev. Edward Brown, be- 
came Vicar. In 1843 he exchanged livings with the Rev. William Bur- 
rough Cosens, who died at Berry Vicarage on November 1st, 1861, after 
having been Vicar for eighteen years. He was succeeded on the 28th 
November, 1861, by the Rev. Arthur J. Everett (second son of the late 
Joseph Everett, Esq., D.L., P.J., of Greenhill House, Wilts), and was in- 
stituted 14th February, 1862, and resigning the living on the 29th February, 
1896, he was succeeded in jNIarch of the same year by the Rev. H. S. Prinsep, 
formerly Curate of Southgate, a nephew of the Duchess of Somerset. 

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The architectural features of the Castle Mill on the manor of Berry 
Pomeroy are well worth examining. You reach it by a narrow winding 
path on the northeast side of the castle at the foot of a hill by which runs 
a little brook. The water of the brook after being confined by a dam serves 
to turn the mill wheel. Although the water power is at present made use 
of for the purpose of sawing wood, in ages gone by it was employed in sup- 
plying the needs of the castle. By surmounting the bank on the opposite 
side of the stream one can obtain a view of the ruins somewhat less ob- 
structed than any that can be had at any other point. 

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(From Mortimer's "Berry Pomeroy Castle") 

"The Devon insurrection was in 1549. In this rebellion Sir Thomas 
Pomeroy was deeply concerned, and being the last of the family who occupied 
Berry Castle it is averred by some historians that he saved his life by mak- 
ing over the manor and castle of Berry Pomeroy to Lord Protector, Edward 
Seymour, Duke of Somerset. 

"Lyson says this estate came into possession of the Seymours by grant 
or purchase from the Crown, since at the time of the attainder of Sir 
Thomas, the Protector was in the Tower of London on a charge of treason, 
of which he was acquitted, but afterwards being found guilty of felony was 
beheaded on Tower Hill, December, 1551. His brother. Sir Thomas Sey- 
mour, Lord Dudley, Lord High Admiral of England, was executed March 
20, 1549." 
(From "The Battle Abbey Roll," vol. 3, by the Duchess of Cleveland, 1889.) 

"The Castle and Honour of Berry Pomeroy in Devonshire which had 
been purchased by the Protector, was restored in blood by Edward VI., the 
year after his (Seymour's) father's execution." 



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"Sir Thomas Pomeroy is described as a 'simple gente'* and his life 
was perhaps spared on account of his feeble intellect, but no mercy was 
shown to his estate. After a short struggle he was forced to relinquish the 
stately home that had been the head of the house since the days of the 
Conqueror, and Berry Pomeroy was sold to the Seymours." 

"In 1549, in the west of Devon, the insurrection had affected a higher 
gfrade. Sir Thomas Pomeroy and Sir Humphrey Arundel of the North of 
Devon, and other men of weight and property, had 20,000 men under the 
banner of the cross." Arundel was Governor of St. Michael's Mount. He 
and three others were hanged at Tyburn. Sir Thomas Pomeroy retired 
to his Castle of Berry Pomeroy and put up a stout resistance against the 
Kingfs troops, but by the treachery of one of the sub-tenants, who had 
knowledge of the secret subterranean passage leading to Compton Castle, 
Bery Pomeroy was betrayed and fell into the hands of the King's troops. 
— Froude's England. 

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(From the "Guide Book of Berry Pomeroy Castle") 

"The Pomeroys, as descendants of the Feudal Barons, having for cen- 
turies enjoyed within their extensive domains a power almost equal to that 
of the Crown, they could ill restrain that imperative authority, which for gen- 
erations they had assumed as a primogenial right, and which was ever rec- 
ognized as such by the ruling monarchs. At the order then for dismantling 
the castles of England, the inheritors of Castle de Pomeroy, tradition affirms, 
resisted the royal mandates. A siege was commenced in consequence by 

♦This statement or surmise that Sir Thomas Pomeroy's mentality was 
impaired at this time or later should not be taken seriously. On the contrary, 
not many years previous to this insurrection he had attended Henry VIII., 
in his wars in France, and displayed sufficient force of character and good 
fortune in arms to attract the confidence of that war-like monarch. How- 
ever, his action during the insurrection in Devon was that of one whose 
sympathies were with his people. Like views were expressed by H. Sterling 
Pomeroy, M. D., in a letter from Totnes, England, in 1907. The Doctor said: "Sir 
Thomas de Pomeroy stood by his faith, partly at least, because he very justly 
believed that justice and fair play to the commoners was on that side as 
against the other, which was serving the ends of personal ambition and 
private greed. We should be proud of Sir Thomas de Pomeroy, and glad that 
he took just the stand he did. In his time and place we would doubtless 
have done the same. But such action is expensive. The most expensive 
luxury one can purchase without loss of self-respect, is that of being right 
rather than to be with the King. His poor neighbors and tenants whom he 
had tried to aid and defend were now helpless; nay, many of them maimed or 
dead; others in prison; some of them condemned to death. All this brings 
up a picture which I think has occurred to few of us, yet it is a true and just 
definition of what actually happened to him and his. It is a matter of sensitive 
regard for the things of human weal, v/hich make for the harmony of this 
universe as the Creator intended it should. It is a matter of the manhood 
that spells out duty to his fellow man, so that it shall be the result of 
mental and physical courage; without fear to move a step ahead of his place and 
time; to take that step, and with it the penalties and pains, which are always the 
heritage of the one who dares to lead. Such an one was our grandfather, 
such an one was our father, but above all and before all such an one 
was our progenitor in America, in 1630, Eltweed Pomeroy." 



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the forces of King Edward VI., (1549), which was long, obstinatdy, and 
with bravery withstood bv those feudal Princes of the Castle, Sir Thc^s 
de Pomeroy and his kinsmen with their numerous retinue. Spurred on 
by the most determined resolution to live or die free men, rather than, as 
they imagined, basely survive the loss of those long-enjoyed honors wmcn 
were now by the arm of tyranny to be wrested from them, they so mcenied 
the king by their temerity that he forthwith issued most peremptory orders 
for their subjugation. Much time as well as blood and treasure were con- 
sumed in front of the walls of the Castle of Berry Pomeroy ere this strong 
and stately fortress ceased to shelter its valiant defenders ; inside their al- 
most impregnable fortress were the besieged, protected by its turreted and 
castelated walls, while the besiegers, exposed to the constant showers of 
destructive missiles, fell on all sides, till the slaughter among the King's 
soldiers was appalling. At length, however, either by force, stratagem or 
treason, the Castle was carried. Tradition affirms that Pomeroys, rather 
than sui-vive their lost or faded glories, rather than submit to do homage to 
an incensed monarch, blindfolded their horses and mounting spurred them 
to the northern precipice on which the Castle stands, which but to look from 
might appal the stoutest heart." 

"The English poet Keats has inscribed the tribute contained m these 
lines to the defenders of the Castle of Berry Pomeroy : 

"Hark! heard you not those shouts of dreadful note? 

Sounds not the conflict on the heath? 
Saw ye not where the reeking sabre smote; 

Nor saved your brethren ere they sank beneath 
Tyrants and tyrants' slaves? The fires of death, 

The bale-fires flash on high; from rock to rock 
Each volley tells that thousands cease to breathe." 

Historians differ widely as to the manner in which the Seymours suc- 
ceeded the Pomeroys in the ownership of this ancient domain, but m order 
to correct any erroneous impressions we here furnish the written testimony 
of the late twelfth Duke of Somerset, who in a letter from Stover, Devon, 
under the date of January 5, 1875, said : "I can state that Berry Pomeroy 
Castle was purchased in the reign of Edward VI." And in corroboration 
of this statement we copy the following from an old engraving representing 
the south view of Berry Pomeroy Castle and dedicated to Sir Edward 
Seymour of Maiden Bradley, in the county of Wilts, Bart, by Saml. and 
Nathl. Buck: 

'This Castle was built by Sir Ralph de Pomeroy, in the Conqueror s 
time, and was the head Barony of his Family ; his Posterity continued many 
descents there, till the time of King Edward VI., when it was sold by 
Sir Thomas de Pomeroy unto Ed Seymour,* Duke of Somerset, who set- 
tled this manor with several others on his issue by his first Lady Catherine, 

(•The painter of the picture, of which the engraving referred to here is a 
copy, was at the time in the employ of Ed Seymour and painted the picture 
to his order; he was doubtless directed to paint in the words of the legend 
just quoted. — A. A. P.) 



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daughter and co-heir to Sir Um. Filliot of Woodville, from whom the 
present Sir Edward is directly descended. — S. & N. Buck, Delin. et Sculp., 
1734." 

(From the Domesday Book.) 

To the genealogist the Exeter text (Exon Domesday Book), History 
of Somerset, Victoria Histories, vol. I, 430 is a record of the greatest value ; 
for it enables us at times to identify those of whom the Exchequer text 
gives us but the Christian names. 

"Again, the Beatrice who holds of Ralf de Pomerei at Nether Stowey 
is entered in the Exeter book as Ralph's sister. Air. Eyton points out that 
she also held of him a Devon manor ; while she held further in that county 
two manors of William Capra, who is similarly entered as her brother. 
On the strength of this he asserted that Ralph and William de Pomerei 
were brothers (Somerset Domesday, vol i, p. 64), and although this may 
seem^ not absolutely clear, it is interesting to note that Roger Capra and 
William his son were benefactors in the next generation to the Pommeraye 
Abbey of St. Mary du Val." — (Calendar of Documents, France, page 536.) 

It has developed that Beatrice mentioned in the above extracts, as sister 
of Sir Ralph de Pomeroy, was Abbess of the Benedictine Abbey of St. 
Michael's Mount, in Mount Bay. 

(From "Worthies of Devon/' p. 285, under "Capt. John Davies") 

"Sandridge, Devon, near Berry Pomeroy, became the inheritance of 
the ancient and honorable family of Berrj^ Pomeroy, and most likely at last, 
the portion of a younger son of Berry Castle, in the parish of Berry Pome- 
roy, about four miles from (it) ; though afterwards it yielded a strain for 
that ancient and noble house. For Sir John de la Pommeraye of Berry 
Pomeroy, of the tenth generation, having no heirs, settled his lands (about 
1404) upon Sir Thomas of Sandridge, aforesaid, who had married Joan, 
daughter of Sir James Chudleigh, Kt., by his wife Joan Pomeroy, sister of 
the said Sir John. Sandridge still remains in this honorable name, and is 
at this time ( 1701 ) the dwelling of Roger Pomeroy, Esq., the topmost 
branch of this ancient stock." 

"This family was not only very noble in its original, but in its alliances, 
matching once with the blood royal and several times with the daughters 
of the principal peers of the realm. Here (Berry Pomeroy) this great 
progeny had their dwelling from the time of the Norman conquest to the 
days of King Edward VI., about 500 years." 

"Still of the Castle there remain 
Legends that evidence sustain." 

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ished than the one relating to the Pomeroys at the time of the last siege, 
when prior to their d sperate leap over the precipice, they 

— '"first had buried in the soil 

W'tiat foes had fought for — gold and spoil," 

and of the scene that followed, Mrs. Cuming, late of Totnes, authoress of 
the "Forest of Arden," and other poems, thus wrote in poetical language: 

"This rumour, then so widely known. 
Into the neighb'ring towns had flown, 
And peasants, and the idle poor. 
All loathing work, and loving gain. 
Would oft discuss the ancient lore. 
And wonder if there could be found 
Without much labour, loss, or pain 
A treasure hidden underground; 
'And one who better days had known. 
Went there to lodge by night and day. 
Went there to dig, and wierd and lone. 
He frightened all who passed that way. 

Buit years before this wight was born, 

A peasant rose at earliest morn. 

For thrice within the night he dreamed. 

That he must with the dawn of day 

To Pomeroy Castle make his way; 

A call from Heaven it seemed. 

At least so much impelled, that he 

Firmly believed that he should be 

Rewarded, and should realize 

His brightest hopes, and gain a prize. 

Resolved, he took the nearest track,* 

With fitting tools upon his back. 

And as he trudged his way along 

He met a burly country squire — 

Thus putting out his humdrum song — 

Who stopped him and must needs enquire 
'Where he was going that early morn 
'Ere dews were dry, or sun was born. 
'Art going to "vvork upon this track 
'With pick and shovel on thy back? 
'I thought that thou had'st laid them by, 
'And i>arish rates thy wants supply.' 

Such men as these were then put down 
By lofty menace, scoff, or frown; 
With these combined he did compel 
The quarry-man his dream to tell: 
Told him the place would surely fall; 
That all the treasure he would gain 
Was ridicule, and loss, and pain; 
Threatened to cudgel him withal; 
In short, such rhetoric employed 
As finally his dupe decoyed 
To turn at once and go to bed. 
Now — who was he, who weriit — Instead. 

•A fact. 



When the last fading rays of light 

Had given place to darkest night. 

His mother had not known the one. 

In his disguise, for her own son; 

And over all a cloak he wore. 

Concealing miner's spade and bore. 

His nerves were firm, his pulse was strong. 

As thus equipped he stole along. 

With stealthy steps made good his way. 

Through Berry where the ruins lay. 

Grossips relate, when centuries meet, 
The shades of the departed greet 
Each other in the midnight air. 
And that such trysting place was there. 

No such puerile fancies then 

Disturbed this man, nor fear of men. 

But little knew that one was there 

Concealed within a dungeon near. 

Who, hearing footsteps coming on. 

Though in a paralysis of fear. 

Had, longing, dying, wish to see 

Who he who thus forstalled should be. 

Had cautiously — how cautiously! drawn near. 

A sudden flash from lanthorn fire 

Showed the suspected one — the squire; 

If Argus had one hundred eyes, 
Rumour a thousand tongues supplies; 
But whether either of the twain 
Obtained the prize they hoped to gain. 
As in his dream one saw it hid 
In an old crock without a lid. 
The doubtful chronicler of old 
Deposes not, nor could have told. 

The squire, the peasant, both are laid ; 

Within the nearest churchyard soil, 
Where death hath no distinction made 
In the rich man, or him of toil." 

Among the variety of legends handed down in regard to the Castle 
there are many of a sensational character, of the type of which love and 
violence predominate. According to the superstitious, Berry Pomeroy 
Castle and its grounds are said to be still haunted. One story avers that 
a fair maid of the Castle "pHghted her troth to a son of a neighboring lord, 
between whom and the Pomeroys a life-blood feud raged, and that a brother 
of the young lady came upon them in a rose bower and killed both. Tales 
of this description are innumerable and it is not surprising, therefore, when 
the shadows of the night fall that ghosts are conjured up in the minds 
of the imaginative. But perhaps no tale is more cherished than the one 
relating to the Pomeroys at the time of the last siege of the Castle, when 
prior to their desperate leap over the precipice the Barons had buried in 
the soil the gold and spoil their foes had fought for. 

A local legend at Berry Pomeroy concerning Henry de la Pomeroy 
asserts that he never left Berry Pomeroy, and that when the King's pur- 



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suivant came to arrest him he mounted his horse and leaped from the 
battlements into the valley below. 

"Out over the cliffe, out into the night. 
Three hundred feet of fall; 

They found him nest morning below in the glen, 
With never a bone in him whole; 
A mass and a prayer, good gentlemen, all. 
For such a bold rider's soul." 

"The wishing tree of Berry Pomeroy is the prettiest superstition of the 
place, and is the only one left in England. It is a lofty wide-spreading 
beech. The wisher is to walk three times around the tree with the sun, 
and three times backward, thinking of the wish that must be unspoken and 
unknown to any one. The wish will come true." 

The descendants of the founder of Berry Pomeroy Castle retained 
the lands appertaining to their ancestral home, and mingled their names in 
song and legend for a period of nearly five centuries, that is, from 1066 to 
1549, the third year, of the reign of Edward VI., as already stated, when, 
according to one writer, "they were forfeited by the treason of Sir Thomas 
Pomeroy, and bestowed upon the hauty Lord Protector, Somerset (Edward 
Seymour), who first rose into royal favor by the marriage of his eldest 
sister, Jane, to Henry VIII. ; and this monarch, under his will, appointed 
him one of his executors and a member of the Council upon whom devolved 
the duty of executing the powers of the Crown during the minority of his 
son and successor, Edward VI., who was also, of course, a nephew of 
Somerset's. It may here be stated that the Seymour family, whose history 
is largely interwoven with that of England, derives its name from a place 
called St. Maur, in Normandy; and that at the period of the Reformation 
the head of this illustrious house was Sir John Seymour, who accompanied 
King Henry VIIL, to his wars in France, and to the Field of the Cloth 
of Gold. His eldest son was the before mentioned Edward Seymour, who 
was created a few days after the royal nuptials. Viscount Beauchamp, 
and in the following year raised to the dignity of Earl of Hertford. King 
Henry VIIL, seems to have placed great confidence in his brother-in-law, 
who, quickly obtaining an ascendancy over the other councillors, was nomi- 
nated Lord Treasurer of England and created Duke of Somerset on the 17th 
of February, 1547. Two days after this he obtained a grant of the office 
of Earl Marshal for life, and on the 12th of March following, procured a 
patent from the young King, constituting himself Protector of the Realm — 
an office altogether new to the Constitution — thus giving himself full regal 
power. 

At this juncture the reforms in the Church, instituted by the advisors 
of young King Edward, excited considerable discontent, and the conspic- 
uous part enacted by the owners of Berry Pomeroy in public affairs, to- 
gether with the feeling of the country, may not be inaptly alluded to here. 
Amongst other causes for complaint were the exorbitant rents demanded 
for the confiscated Abbey lands by the new proprietors, who created fur- 
ther discontent by frequently spending the money in London. The cottagers 



I^istnrg of the Pnmero^ Siamtlg 92 

were also reduced to misery, by the enclosure of the commons on which they 
pastured their cattle. And the discovery of the West Indies causing a 
general increase of gold and silver in Europe, the price of commodities 
had to be raised; a debasement of coin, moreover, by Henry VIII., and 
subsequently by the Protector, occasioning universal distrust and stagna- 
tion of commerce. Consequently, a rising soon began in several parts of 
England ; and although the rioters in most places were instantly subdued, in 
Devonshire and Norfolk the disorders assumed, in 1549, more serious pro- 
portions. In Devonshire the rioters organized quite a formidable army, 
mustering about 10,000 in number, who besieged Exeter, demanding that 
the mass should be restored, half of the Abbey lands resumed, the law of the 
six articles executed, holy water and holy bread respected, and all other 
particular grievances redressed. Lord Russell, who had been dispatched 
against them, routed the rioters, and took many prisoners ; the leaders being 
sent to London, where they were tried and executed, whilst many of the 
lower classes were put to death by martial law. 

In the Civil Wars between Charles I., and the Parliament, Pomeroy 
Castle was dismantled — thus denuding it of its once stately power; but it 
was occupied in magnificent state until the reign of James II., (1685) by 
Edward Seymour, who headed a rising against that monarch, and was at 
that period styled the haughty and magnificent leader of "the country 
party." From the time of this Seymour's decease, the mansion appears to 
have fallen into decay, and tradition ascribes its destruction to a terrible 
thunder storm when it was set on fire by the scathing lightning. Whilst 
another version declares that the castle was taken in the time of Charles I., 
and carried by great guns planted on the hills opposite the precipice. The 
latter story of its having been stormed by artillery sufficiently accounts 
(says Mrs. Bray) for this side is more battered than any other part of 
the building, various circumstances existing, likewise, to render the state- 
ment more than probable. — (Guide Book of Berry Pomeroy Castle.) 

©IjF Jrinre of ([^rang? at Ifrrg 5o«^J^*>a 

During the Revolution in' England, at the time of the succession of 
William Prince of Orange, after his unopposed landing at Brixham, Devon, 
on November 5, 1688, where a monument to commemorate the event now 
stands on the quay, that Silent Prince advanced slowly with his force of 
15,000 men, the first halt being at Berry Pomeroy, where he was met by 
a large number of English nobles and others. The conference held in cot- 
tages on the old manor of Berry Pomeroy was termed their first Parliament, 
the place of assembly being known to this day as Parliament Cottages. In 
1887, a stone recording the fact was erected. The rising ground on the 
summit of which stands a cluster of trees, is now called Parliament Hill, 
which, from its elevated position, can be seen for many miles around. The 
Prince proceeded thence through Newton Abbot and in four days reached 
Exeter, where he was received with joy as the champion of the Protestant 
faith. 



93 ^cm^rtig iHattors in (Unrnmall 

Pom^riig fEatwrs in (Enntmall 

(From History of Cornzvall; by the Rev. R. Polwhele.) 

"Henry Pomeroy, lord of this manor in the time of Henry I., was the 
descendant of Ralph de Pomeraye, who caine into England with William 
the Conqueror, and was such a favorite of his, as Dugdale saith in his 
Baronage, that he conferred upon him fifty-eight lordships in Devon, others 
in Somerset, in Dorset, and in Cornwall, whereof this Tregny and Wich 
(now Mary-Wike) in Cornwall were two. Perhaps they were such lands 
as fell to the Crown by virtue of their lords or owners rebelling against 
the Conqueror in that insurrection of Exon, in the second year of his 
reign. This Ralph de Pomeroy had issue Joscelinus. whose son Henry 
married one of the natural daughters (Rohesia) of King Henry I., by 
Corbett's daughter (Sibella), mother also by him of Reginald Fitz-Henry, 
Earl of Cornwall, the which Henry had issue by her Henry and Joscelin. 
Henry married de Vitrei's daughter, and by her had issue Sir Henry de 
Pomeroy, lord of this place and Biry Pomeroye in Devon, who sided with 
John, Earl of Moreton and Cornwall against King Richard I., then beyond 
the seas ; and afterwards gave to the Kjiights Hospitallers of St. John Bap- 
tist the church of St. Maderne in Penwith ; whereupon it ever after be- 
longed to their preceptory at Trebigh, in St. Eue. King John, by virtue of 
his manor at Tibesta, granted the liberty of fishing, or the royalty of the 
river Vale, to one of the Pomeroyes, lord of this manor. 

"To remove an action at law depending in the court-leet of Tregoney, 
the writ of certiorari,'*' or accedas ad curiam was thus directed, as was also 
the precept for members of Parliament: 'Henricus Pomeroy, Seneschallo 
et Balliz'o Manerui siii de Tregoni Pomeroy in comitatu Cornuhia saliUemf 
again, 'ad curiam C. W. arm de Tregoney in comitatu Cornubioe salutem.' " 

"Tregony occurs in Domesday among the lands of the Earl of Moreton 
and Cornwall, the King's brother, who held Tregoin or Tregoni; after 
which this manor, I find came very early into the ancient family of the 
Pomeroys, who no doubt obtained great inheritance in this county by the 
marriage of Henry with a natural daughter of King Henry I., and whose 
grandson Henry by marriage with Johanna de Valletort, left issue a son 
named Henry likewise, who, Anno 18 Edward I., was found next heir to 
the last of that noble family; whose ancestor, Roger de Valletort, Anno 32 
Henry II., gave that King 100 marks for the honour of Moreton. To 
which honour this borough, with the two Looes and Saltash. I should judge 
to have belonged and been comprehended among the knight's fees, and so 
to have from the V^alletorts descended to the Pomeroys; but that I find 
them possessed of it in Henry III.'s time, in the 44th year of whose reign 



•The writ of certiorari, or summons to the court: Henr7 Pomeroy, greet- 
ing to the seneschall (steward) and bailif of his manory in Tregony in 
Pomeroy'8 retinue of Cornwall; again, Christopher Wolvedon, to the court, 
in armor of Trigony in the retinue of Cornwall, greetings. (Comubia is the 
new Latin for Cornwall.) 



f^tatarg of tl|? 3^nm?roij 3^amtly 94 

Henry de Pomeroy held the manor of Tregoney.* The Castle of Tregoney, 
tradition saith, was built by Henry de Pomeray on behalf of John, Earl 
of Cornwall, in opposition to King Richard L, his elder brother, then be- 
yond the Seas." — Hals. 

"Tregony, about three miles south of Grampound, was formerly a dis- 
tinct parish, but is now merged in Cuby, its church having been long since 
destroyed. Being situated on the Fal, Tregony has sometimes been sug- 
gested In connection with the Roman station of Cemon, but Cemon was 
almost certainly Kenwyn. The place actually returned two members to 
Parliament in the time of Henry I., probably through the influence of its 
lords, the Pomeroys, who had a castle thewK^-^Arthur L. Salmon, Cornwall. 

"At Tregony are some trifling remains of a castle said to have been 
built by Henry de Pomeroy when Richard I., was' in the Holy Land. 
Tregony was an ancient borough sending members to Parliament in the 
reign of Edward I." — Handbook for Travelers in Cornwall, Murray. 

"There is a keep and castle yet standing at Tregoney, of no longer 
date than the conquest. It was erected by the Pomeroys, whose seat it was. 
So far Tonkin, (an early writer on the district, 1678-1742). But at present 
time there is scarcely the trace of a ruin. "Ruan, Lanyhorne Castle, (says 
Tonkin), stood to the south of the church, at no great distance from it, 
the rectory house lying between them; below that and parallel with this. 
in a pleasant situation enough, on the edge of a creek, into which a small 
rivulet empties itself, and the river Fale, which is here of considerable 
breadth when the tide is in; and surrounded formerly with woods which 
are now mostly destroyed. Leland gives this account of the state it was in, 
in his time." — History of Cornzi'all, Rev. R. Polwhele. 

"At the lower end of this town (Tregoney) on the east side of Fal 
River, a little below the hospital, is an earthwork on a hill, still called 
Castle Hill, on which are some scanty remains of a castle built by Sir 
Henry de Pomeroy (temp. Richard L). Tradition says that Baron Pome- 
roy, being appointed Lord of the Manor in the reign of Henry IL, on 
behalf of Prince John, Earl of Mortain and Cornwall, espoused the cause 
of John when in rebellion against his brother Richard L The castle was 
standing and remained a seat of these Pomeroys until the reign of Edward 
VI. 

"Tragoney is a small borough town on the same side of the river, 
three miles to the southwest of Grampound. It is a place of great antiquity, 
being mentioned in Domesday Book as part of the Earldom of Cornwall, 
given by the Conqueror to his brother Robert, from whom it descended to 
the family of Pomeroy, who were in possession of it till the reign of 
Elizabeth, but either by descent or purchase, it is now part of the estate 
of the noble family of Boscowen. 

"In the 40th year of King Henry III., the Pomeroy family was re- 
turned among the first-class land holders ; they continued to possess consid- 
erable landed property in Cornwall for several generations, their chief seat 
being at Tragoney, and holding thirty librates of land. 

•Roger Pomeroy (nineteenth generation from Sir Ralph) buried 23 July 
1708, was heir to his cousin Hugh, who died seized of Tregony, 8 Elizabeth. 
■—A. A. P. 



95 P0ttu^r0g iHannrH t« Olornuiall 

"From Tregony to passe down by the body of the haven of Falamuth, 
to the mouth of Lanyhorne creeke or hille, on the south-est side of the 
haven, is a two miles. This creke goith up half a mile from the principale 
streame of the haven. At the head of this creke standith the castelle of 
Lanyhorne, sumtyme a castelle of an eight towres & now decaying for lak 
of coveiture. It longgid as principal house to the Archedeacon. This 
lande descendid by heires general to the Corbetes bf Shropshir and to Vaulx 
of North Amptonshir. Vaulx part syns bought by Tregyon of Cornewaule," 
By this one may guess what a stately castle this formerly was. For in my 
time, was only one tower of the castle standing; which was so large, that, 
if the other seven were equal to it, the whole being must be of a prodigious 
magnitude. But I fancy this was the body of the whole, for there is not 
room enough about it for so great a pile ; so that I believe the eight towers 
mentioned by Leland were only turrets, and appendixes to this principal 
part I wish I had taken a draught of it in season (as I often intended) ; 
for this too was pulled down in or about the year 1718, by Mr. Grant; who, 
having obtained leave from the lord to do it, erected several houses with 
the materials and turned it to a little town ; to which ships of about eighty 
or one hundred tons come up, and supply the neighborhood with coal, tim- 
ber, etc., as the barges do with sand. But, since the writing of this, I am 
informed that six of the eight towers were standing within these thirty years ; 
of which that which I have mentioned was the biggest and loftiest, as being 
at least fifty feet in height. Thus Tonkin." 

Whitaker ascribes the site of this castle to the choice of the Romans, 
who placed a fort there to command the lower ford of the Fal, having a high 
precipice on each side, and a brook which joined the river, beneath it. The 
trenches of the later fortress built here are still visible. — (Castles of England, 
by Sir lames D. McKenzie.) 

"The Castle of Tregoney must have been originally erected by the 
earliest Romans and have been afterwards turned into a modern castle by 
either the late Romans or their immediate successors, the Britons. It would 
therefore be only repaired or rebuilt by Henry de Pomeraye.* He was son 
of King Henry First's daughter and old enough to ask favors from King 
Henry himself, for his town of Tregoney could never have been active 
enough, if he could have been alive, to take up arms for King John against 
King Richard and to erect and rebuild a castle at Tregoney in his favour. 
Henry the First died in 1135 and Richard succeeded him after Henry the 
Second and Stephen in 1189. The Tregoney Pomeroys ended in a female 
branch under the reign of Elizabeth." — Polwhele. 



•Like all other English authorities on the subject, up to the time of the pub- 
lication of "The Victoria History" of the Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, 
and Somerset, etc., and the "Visitations of the County Devon," Polwhele 
makes the mistake of marrying Sir Ralph de Pomeroy's son Joscelinus or 
William to King Henry's daughter instead of his grandson Henry de Pomeroy, 
as given in a supplemental leaf to the Pomeroy pamphlet, published in March, 
1909, on the authority of the two publications cited in this note. It was 
Henry, son of Joscelinus, who married Rohesia, daughter of Henry I., and 
their son Henry, who was of the fourth generation, who took up arms for 
John. Those old English authorities, who wrote at random, have caused 
great confusion. 



IftBtory of tl|^ Pam^rog iFamilg 90 

(From "Castles of England," by Sir James D. McKenzie.) 

"On a high eminence over the river Lynhar, which flows into the 
Hamoaze near Saltash, stands the most entire of all the ancient castles of 
Cornwall. Leland wrote : 'The greaunt and auncient Castelle of Tremer- 
toun is upon a Rokky Hille ; whereof great peaces yet stond, and especially 
the Dungeon. The Ruines now serve for a prison. Great Liberties long 
to this Castelle. The Valletortes were of great Possession, wer owners, 
and as far as I can gather, Builders of tliis Castel.' 

"But its antiquity is probably superior to this, as the castle appears to 
have been erected soon after the conquest, on an ancient earthwork fortress 
belonging to the Saxon Earls of Cornwall. Here, at the time of the Domes- 
day Survey, William, Earl of Mortain or IMoreton and Cornwall, half- 
nephew of the Conqueror, had the head of his great barony ; but on the con- 
fiscation of his possessions the Crown retained Trematon, which is said to 
have been bestowed afterwards on a native British prince. From him it 
came by heiress to Reginald, a natural son of Henry I., and by their 
daughter Ursula to Walter de Dunstanville, Baron of Castlecombe, Corn- 
wall, whose issue failing it passed in the reign of Richard I., by marriage 
to Reginald de Valletort, whose grandson again passed Trematon, by his 
daughter Eglina (Johanna) to Sir Henry Pomeroy of Berry Pomeroy, 
Devon. His grandson made over the property to King Edward HI., in his 
eleventh year, and on the investment of the Black Prince as Duke of Corn- 
wall, his honor and castle with the manor were granted to him and made part 
of the Duchy of Cornwall, in which it still remains. 

"The Fortress, as we see it, consists of a large oval enclosure of stone 
curtain wall, six feet in thickness and thirty feet high, with an embattled 
parapet, encircling an area of three-quarters of an acre. In the direction 
of the longer axis of this enciente, in the northwest corner, is a lofty and 
steep artificial mound, on the top of which stands a fine Norman shell keep, 
oval in form and over thirty feet high, the walls of which are ten feet thick, 
with crenellated parapet, and measure twenty-four yards on the longest and 
seventeen on the least diameter. The entrance is through a circular-headed 
doorway at the top of the mound, which is surrounded by a ditch of its own. 
The entrance to the Castle is on the southwest, under a square gate-house 
having a gateway with three arches and a portcullis groove, with a guard- 
room over, in a fair state of repair. Nothing remains of the lodgings and 
buildings within the enclosure, nor of those within the keep, which were 
built against the wall, as at Lincoln, without any exterior lights. On the 
north is a postern, and other buildings stood thereabouts. A deep ditch 
surrounds the whole fortress." 
(From "The Ancient Castles of England and Wales," engraved by William 

Woolwater.) 

"The Dukes and Earls of Cornwall, before their almost regal power 
became annexed to the English crown, possessed four principal residences 
in this county, namely, the Castles of Tremeton, Launceston, Restormel 
and Liskard. The first of these fortresses, although the time of its erection 
and its builder are equally unknown, is yet supposed to have existed pre- 









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viously to the time of the Norman invasion, when William I. bestowed 
the County of Cornwall upon his brother, Robert, Earl of Morton in Nor- 
mandy, dispossessing Condor, Cadocus or Candorus, the last of the British 
lords of it. 

"Carew, in his very interesting survey of Cornwall, edited by Lord 
de Dunstanville, states that in the chancel of St. Stephen's church, which 
belonged to the castle, there was dug up a leaden coffin, which being opened 
showed the proportions of a very big man, that fell into dust immediately 
it was touched. An inscription upon the lead stated that it was the body of 
a Duke, whose heir was married to the Prince. Carew conjectures that it 
was Ogerius, Duke of Cornwall, A. D. 959, because his daughter, Elfrida, 
was married to Edgar, King of England; but Borlaise, in his Antiquities 
of Cornwall, supposes that, as Wilham of Malmsbury says, Ogerius was 
buried at Tavistock Abbey, the body to have been that Cadocus, son of 
Cadorus above mentioned, whose only daughter and heir, Agnes, was 
married to Reginald Fitz-Henry, the natural son of King Henry I. 

"In the Domesday Survey the manor of Treraaton is called Tremetone ; 
the castle is mentioned, and the possessor was William. Earl of Cornwall 
and Morton, the son of Robert. The Exeter Domesday also makes it 
Tremetona, and states that Reginald de Valletort held both the county 
and the castle for Earl Robert; hence, Leiand erroneously imagined in his 
itinerary, that the Valletorts were the builders of the fortress. In the year 
1104, the whole of the estates of William. Earl of Cornwall and Morton, 
passed by attainder to the crown ; and it is then supposed that Cadocus 
was restored to the ancient possessions of his family, and resided and died 
at Tremeton Castle. 

"Reginald Fitz-Henry already mentioned, was the next Earl of Corn- 
wall and from him the lordship of Trematon passed to his daughter and 
co-heiress, Ursula, and upon failure of male issue it again became the 
possession of Reginald de Valletort, who held fifty-nine knights' fees 
appertaining to the honor of Trematon in the reign of Richard I. John 
de Valletort to whom Trematon next reverted, had a son Reginald or Roger, 
the last male heir of. that family, who gave the honour and castle to Richard, 
Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans. In 1305 Sir Henry de la 
Pomeroy claimed a m.oiety of the manor of Trematon and of fifty-eight 
knights' fees in Cornwall and Devon as coheir of Roger de Valletort; and 
suit was renewed by his son, Henry, in 1315, and in 1338 Sir Henry 
Pomeroy, Knight, released by a deed bearing date 15th February, the 
honour and manor of Trematon to Edward the Black Prince, then Duke 
of Cornwall, for an annuity of i40, payable to him and his heirs from the 
Exchequer." 
(From "History of Cornwall" by Rev. R. Pohwele, 1803.) 

"Tremeton Castle occupies the summit of a high hill, at a small dis- 
tance to the west of St. Stephens. The remains of this once formidable 
structure are still very considerable, and when seen from the east have 
an aspect of great boldness and grandeur. The view from the ramparts 
commands a fine prospect of the Hamoaze dock, Mount Edgecumbe and 
Maker Heights. A branch of the Lynnes creek flows near the foot of the 
hilL 



"It appears by Domesday that William, Earl of Moreton and Corn- 
wall, had here his castle and market and resided here; but we are not 
to suppose that this William or his father Robert were the builders of all 
the castles which they possest. For when the Conqueror came in, Condorus, 
the last Earl of Cornwall of British blood, descended from a long line of 
ancestors, sometimes called kings, sometimes dukes, and earls of Cornwall. 
was displaced and his lands as well as honors given to Robert, Earl of 
Moreton; and where the residence of those ancient earls of Cornwall was, 
there surely he settled his court, as at Lanceston, Tintagel and Tremeton. 

"Under Robert, Earl of Cornwall, it appears by the Exeter Domes- 
day, that Reginald de Valletorta held the Castle of Tremeton, but the 
inheritance came to William, Earl of Cornwall, from whom it passed by at- 
tainder to the Crown with his other lands and dignities ; when, as some think, 
Cadoc, son of Condorus, was restored to the earldom of Cornwall, and lived 
and died at the Castle of Tremeton, leaving one only daughter and heir, 
Agnes, married to Reginald Fitz-Henry, natural son to Henry I. From him 
this lordship of Tremeton came with one of his daughters (Ursula) to Walter 
Dunstanville, baron of Castlecombe in Cornwall, whose issue male faihng, 
it went with a daughter and heir (Hawise) to Reginald de Valletorta (temp. 
Richard L), who had fifty-nine knights' fees belonging to the honour of 
Tremeton. 

"His son, John de Valletorta, had issue, Roger (by others called 
Reginald), who having only two daughters, Eglina (Johanna) married 
to Henry de Pomeroy of Berry Pomeroy in Devon, and of Tregoney in 
Cornwall, and Jane, married to Sir Alexander Okeston, knight, settled this 
lordship of Trematon on Sir Henry Pomeroy, Knight, his grandson by his 
eldest daughter, Eglina; and this Sir Henry Pomeroy or a son of the same 
name and title, as is more likely, by his deed bearing date the 11th of 
Edward the Third, released to Edward the Black Prince (then created Duke 
of Cornwall) his right and claim to the honour, castle and manor of 
Tremeton. It then became as it was most anciently, a part of the Duchy 
of Cornwall, and so it still continues. * * * * 

"There was also a market, says Domesday, which the Earl had at hi? 
Castle of Tremeton, and it was in existence originally, as the site of the 
royal house was not altered at Tremeton, neither was the position of its 
market changed. It was originally on the site of Saltash, a little distance 
from the castle, outside of the park and upon the hill declining to the Tamar, 
and took the name of Villa de Esse." (Also spelled Tremerton, Tremington, 
Tamarton and Tumaton.) 

(From "Other Famous Homes of Great Britain," G. P. Putnam's Sons.) 
The town of Saltash, on the Tamar, one of the principal entrances to 
Cornwall County, presents a poor appearance, the streets being narrow 
and indifferently built. It is on the side of a steep hill, founded on a 
solid rock, and the buildings are of the native stone. The inhabitants are 
chiefly fishermen, or dock-men working at Plymouth. 

Saltash was originally constituted a borough by the immediate ancestors 
of Reginald de Valletort, who was lord of the manor of the honor of 
Tumaton, within which the town is situated, in the reigns of King John 



93 JUra^ott^u nnh ®rrmaton Qlaatba 

and Henry III. The remains of the once formidable Castle of Tumaton, 
which was erected before the Conquest, are on the summit of a lofty hill, 
a mile to the west of Saltash, on the Lynher Creek, which falls into the 
Tamar. 

The Castle of Tumaton and its appendages were sold by the last heir 
of the family of De Valletort to Richard, Earl of Cornwall, brother to Henry 
HI., these estates being afterwards vested in the Crown, were by Edward 
ni., made part of the Duchy of Cornwall, to which Saltash is still attached. 

Trematon Castle occupies the summit of a high hill, to the west of 
St. Stephens. The remains of this once formidable structure are still very 
considerable, and when seen from the east, have an aspect of great bold- 
ness and grandeur. 

From some points the tufted scenery which surrounds it, and the 
encircling ivy, which envelopes its battlements, give it an air of picturesque 
beauty. The area enclosed by the outer walls, which are about six feet 
thick, is nearly circular, and contains somewhat more than an acre of 
ground. The walls are embattled and are in many parts still perfect, tho' 
several massive fragments have fallen into the deep ditch which surrounds 
the whole fortress, excepting at the gateway. This is in good preservation. 
The entrance is under a square tower, supported by three strong arches, 
between which are the grooves for the portcullisses. This leads into the 
area. 

At the northwest comer stands the keep, consisting of a conical mount, 
considerably elevated, with a wall on its summit ten feet in thickness, and 
rather more than three times as high. The space enclosed is of an oval 
form, measuring about seventeen by twenty-four yards. This is now a 
kitchen garden but was originally distributed into apartments, which must 
have been wholly lighted from the top, as the wall of the keep does not con- 
tain any windows. The entrance was by a round-arched doorway opening 
towards the west. On the north was a sally-port, and probably some 
buildings, the surface of the ground being in this part very uneven. 

The view from the ramparts commands a fine prospect of the Hamoaze, 
Dock, Mt. Edgcumb, and Maker Heights. A branch of the Lynher Creek 
flows near the foot of the hill. 

The castle was erected before the Conquest, and was the head of a 
barony belonging to the ancient Dukes of Cornwall. The Conqueror 
bestowed it upon his half-brother, Robert, Earl of Aloreton and Cornwall, 
on the attainder of whose son William, his successor, it reverted to the 
Crown, and was afterwards, according to some authors, restored to Cadoc, 
a British Prince, who was reinstated in the earldom of Cornwall. His 
daughter and heiress conveyed it by marriage to Reginald Fitz-Henry, 
natural son of Henry I., and their daughter to Walter de Dunstanville, 
whose male issue failing, it went by marriage to Reginald de Valletort, 
and was afterwards, as mentioned in the account of Saltash, made part of 
the Duchy of Cornwall. 



litfitur^ of tl|? J^om^rog iFamtlg 100 

(Hastle of ^amt iGirttarrs iHount 

"St. Michael's Mount is an isolated granite crag in the parish of St. 
Hilary, 195 feet high and five furlongs in circumference, standing in Mount's 
Bay, east of Penzance. In 1080 the honours of Alverton, Penzance, 
passed from the Earls of Cornwall to the Pomerays. It is said to have been 
cut off from the main land by a mighty inundation in 1099, and now is 
joined to the shore only by a low causeway, 560 yards long of land, which 
is covered by the tide sixteen of the twenty-four hours : 

"Who knows not Michael's Mount and chair, the Pilgrim's holy vaunt; 
Both land and island twice a day, fort and port of haunt?" 

"The earliest record of the Mount is that of Diodorus, the Sicilian 
historian, 50 B. C, who mentions it under the name of "Iktis," as the place 
where the Phoenicians came to buy tin, and describes it as an island ad- 
joining Britain, where at low tide the intervening space is left dry, over 
which the miners carry the tin in carts. 

"The first historical document referring to Saint Michael's Mount 
is a charter of King Edward the Confessor, about 1053 A. D., wherein 
he gives the Abbey of St. Michael's Mount for the use of the brethren 
serving God in that place. After the conquest of England. Robert Earl of 
Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror, was made Earl of Corn- 
wall, and he made a fresh grant of the Mount to the Norman Abbey by 
a charter. For 700 years the Mount had retained its purely ecclesiastical 
character, but in 1194 it began a military career under the following 
circumstances : 

"While Richard I. was crusading in Palestine, Sir Henry de la 
Pomeray (fourth generation in England), a man of large possessions in the 
Counties of Devon and Cornwall, espoused the cause of his brother John, 
Earl of Cornwall. When King Richard returned and learned of the con- 
spiracy of Pomeray, he sent a sergeant-at-arms to his Castle of Berry 
Pomeroy, who there received kind entertainment for certain days together, 
and at his move to depart was gratified with a liberal purse. In counter- 
change thereof, he then and no sooner, revealed his long concealed errand 
and flatly arrested his host, to make his immediate appearance before the 
King, to answer a capital crime, which unexpected and ill-carried message 
the gentleman took in such despite that with his dagger he stabbed the 
messenger to the heart. 

"Then, despairing of pardon in so superlative an offense, he abandoned 
his castle and got himself to the Island of Mount Saint ^Michael, and seized 
and fortified the Castle. Here he bequeathed a large portion of his land to 
the religious people dwelling there ; and lastly that the remainder of his 
estate might descend to his heirs, he caused himself to be let blood unto 
death."— Worthies of England; by Thomas Fuller; title, "Memorable Per- 
sons." 

Concerning the episode of Saint Michael's Mount, another authority 
says: "St. Michael's Mount was held by the Benedictine Monks until 1194, 
when the country being in great confusion by the absence of King Richard 
in Palestine, (born 1157; crowned 1189; imprisoned 1192-1194 by Leo- 



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paldus. Duke of Austria; died 1199), Sir Henry de la Pomeroy, a Devon- 
shire Baron, having been summoned to attend the King's court for some 
conspiracy, killed the sergeant-at-arms and took refuge in the monastery; 
but the monks being unable to screen him, he drove them all out, fortified 
the rocks and sides, where he defended himself till the accession of John, 
when making his peace with that monarch, he was forgiven and restored to 
his paternal estates." 

Another version of the incident is briefly stated in "Murray's Hand- 
Book of Cornwall," page 194: "The military annals of the Mount (St. 
Michael's) commence with King Richard's captivity, when Henry de la 
Pomeroy gained possession of the place and reduced it to the service of 
King John, who was aspiring to his brother's throne. Upon the return 
of the King, however, the garrison surrendered, and according to tradi- 
tion, Pomeroy caused himself to be bled to death, that his estates might 
not be lost to his heirs should he be convicted of treason." 

King Richard then put a garrison into "Pomeroy's Fort," as it was 
called, and it continued to be regarded as a fortress and to be occupied 
by a garrison for nearly 500 years. It was still, however, used as a mon- 
astery as well as a fort In 1290, Edmund, Earl of Cornwall, recites and 
confirms certain grants of land and money made to the Mount by Richard, 
Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans. 

Since its first seizure, by Sir Henry de la Pomeray, the Fortress 
of Mt. St. Michael has been at intervals connected with descendants or 
kinsmen of that Baron. In 1470, after the battle of Bamet, John de Vere,* 
Earl of Oxford, who had fought for Henry VI., fled to the Mount St. 
Michael, and disguising themselves as pilgrims, he and his followers ob- 
tained access to the Castle, when they overpowered the garrison and estab- 
lished themselves in the stronghold. King Edward IV. ordered the Sherift' 
of Cornwall, Sir John Arundel of Trerice, to turn them out, but he was 
repulsed and killed. De Vere surrendered February 15, 1471, on condition 
that he and his adherents should be pardoned and granted their liberty 
and estates. However, the King imprisoned him in the Castle of Hammes 
in Normandy, where he remained for many years, until he managed to 
escape. He then accompanied the Earl of Richmond (Henry VII.) to 
England, and was slain at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. 

"In 1539, the government and revenues of the Mount were given by 
King Henry VIIL, to Sir Humphrey Arundel of Lanherne. In the re- 
bellion of 1549, however, Arundel put himself at the head of the insurgents.? 
He was defeated by Lord Russell in front of Exeter, and executed in the 
Tower of London. 

"The Mount passed in 1628 to Robert, Earl of Salisbury, for £3114. 
His son and successor, William, sold it to Francis Bassettt of Tehidig in 
1640, by whom it was fortified and garrisoned in 1642 for King Charles I. 



•This Henry's son Henry married Alicia de Vere, an ancient kinswoman 
of the Earl. 

•fSir Thomas de Pomeroy, sixteenth generation, was involved in this 
insurrection with Sir Humphrey Arundel, and his estates were confiscated. 

XA kinsman of John Coker, whose daughter, Eleanor, married Richard 
Pomeroy, fifteenth generation. 



102 



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"In 1657 the jMount was sold by the Basset family to John St- Aubyn* 
of Clowan^e near Camborne, in Cornwall. This ends the military his- 
torv of the M^unt St. Michael, which has not been garrisoned since the 
reSoration S°nce that time it has remained in the St. Aubyn family for 
e^ht fenerations On the main shore, facing the Mount, is a vf ge con- 
Sninl about eighty inhabitants.' -"O^/z.r Famous Homes of Great Bntam, 
by Hon. John St. Aubyn. 

« * * The deer park existed long before the House and dates from 
the reign of Henry VHL, when Sir Pierst Edgcumbe obtained a royal 

'"'"'d'rdTou^^^^^ traces his descent and derives his second 

title frS^ the Valletorts of Trematon Castle, who were lords of the manor 
at"^ h'/tll^e of The Domesday Survey, and from -horn ^hedistnct around 
Mount Edgcumbe still retains the general name of The Tithmg ot 
Valter^home;^^ Edgaimbe, made Knight of the Bath by Henry VH., in 
1489 bv his marriage with Joan Durnford, acquired this estate, and his son 
Sir Richard kni-hted 1537, built Mount Edgcumbe House in the first 
y"ar of Queen 1553."-' 'Famous Homes of Great BrUmn/' by 

Lady Ernestine Edgcumbe. 

(From the "Parish Church of St. Andrews, Shalford," England. By 

Florence F. Law. The Vicarage, Shalford, 1898.) 

"Alberic (Aubrey) de Vere came over with the Conqueror, and was 
rewarded with fourteen lordships in Essex and thirteen in other counties 
TlTe lordsWp of Hedingham belonged in the Confessor's time to a great 

Saxon noble named UUunine, or Ulfwin but °/,™l^X', ^f ^ /iXj; 
mandy conquering the country he gave the lordship o A bene or Aubrey 
Severe one of his generals, as a reward for his ser^nces m the overthrow 
ti Harold, and the ^establishing of the Norman power. This Alberic is 
supposed to have taken his surname from Ver or Vere, a town in Zea and^ 
where his family had estates. His wife was Beatrix, a niece of William 
I Alberic de Vere undoubtedly sprung from a long line of brave and 
worthv persons, and was an important man m his time. , ^. ^ _ 
"The genealogy of the De Veres, quoted by Leland. reaches Verus, so 
named from his true dealing, and baptized Marcellus A. D. 41, from 
whose second son descended Miles de Vere, Duke ot Angiers and Metz 
brother-in-law of Charlemagne. He married a daughter of Desidenus, 
the deposed King of the Lombards, about 774 A. D. 

^e was a descendant of the family of Sir John St. Aubyn, who married 
Johanna ChudlelS! daughter of Sir James Chudleigh of Ashton. and Johanna 
Pomeroy, twelfth generation. ^, i^a 

tSir Thomas Pomeroy de Berry Pomeroy, sixteenth generation, married 
his daughter Jane. 



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"What can be said of but few others, his posterity flourished here after 
the conquest for 630 vears in great riches, honor and power. He was 
ancestor of twenty Earls of the surname and family, 'a circumstarice says 
Morant, 'attending, as far as we can remember, no other British noble family 
whatsoever.' 

"Besides the great office of Lord High Chamberlain, and the Earldom 
of Oxford, hereditary dignities in the family, some of the De Veres dis- 
charged the offices of Portreeve of London, Chief Justice, Lord Chancellor, 
Lord High Admiral, Lord High Steward, and Constable of England. The 
family were noted for their piety, and for their immense nches. ihey 
founded and endowed the priories of Earls Colne, Castle Hedmgham, and 
Hatfield Broad Oak in this county, and others in Kent and Cambridgeshire. 
"Alberic de Vere, the first of the name in England, took the habit 
of a monk, and was buried at Earls Colne. His eldest son, Alberic, was in 
favor of Henrv L, who made him Great Chamberlain of England and 
Chief Justice. In 1140 he was sheriff for Essex and several other counties, 
and was killed that vear in a rabble in London. Alberic de Vere, the third 
of the name, was so considerable a person, that Queen Maud gave him the 
office of Chamberlain, with additional Knights' fees and other honors. 
She also granted him the tower and castle of Colchester, and gave him his 
choice of earldoms of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, or Dorsetshire 
Henr>' U. confirmed all these grants to Alberic, and constituted him Earl 
of Oxford. This Alberic, First Earl of Oxford, died in 1194. A fourth. 
Alberic de Vere became second Earl of Oxford, and was succeeded m 
1214 by Robert de Vere, Third Earl of Oxford, who was brother to the 
second and therefore son of the first Earl. He was one of the twenty-five 
Barons to enforce the Magna Charta. His daughter, Alicia de Vere, 
married Henry de la Pomerai, who had livery of his lands in Devon and 
Cornwall 6 Richard L, as son of Henry de Pomeroy and Matilda de Vitrie, 
and whose son Henry was Governor of Exeter Castle, 12 to 16 John, and 
High Sheriff of Devon, 6 Henry IH. 

"Hugh de Vere. the Fourth Earl, son of Robert, founded a hospital 
outside the castle gate. The chroniclers of the time say that while this 
Earl was fighting in the crusades in the Holy Land, a star fell from 
heaven on his shield, or on his lance's point, and a mullet or five-pointed 
star was ever after emblazoned on the De Vere arms. Robert De Vere, 
sumamed The Good, sixth Earl, and grandson of Hugh, succeeded his 
father in 1295, and was himself succeeded in 1331 by John de Vere, seventh 
Earl ; and, as showing the immense riches of this family, we give an abstract 
of the inquest taken at his death. This lord had to the amount of fifty 
knights' fees in Essex, eighteen in Suffolk, nineteen in Cambridgeshire, and 
seven in Huntingdonshire. Each of these was then valued at 100 shillings, 
and considering the difference between the value of money then and now, 
we can judge of their great wealth. They had at one time seventy knights' 
fees in Essex alone, besides their personal estate. Their ornaments por- 
trayed on the tombs of Hedingham and Colne show their extraordinary 
splendor. Thomas de Vere, son of John, the eighth Earl, died vested of 
the estate of Castle Hedingham in 1370." 



l^tHtorg of tl|? J^nut^rng Jamtlg 104 

(The account continues on through each earl to 1702, when the title 
expired with the twentieth earl.) 

(Utimptan (BnatU 

Conipton Castle, ^Marldon, so closely concerned with the history and 
fall of Berry Pomeroy, was situate about three miles distant, and five miles 
from Torquay. It was once a strongly ' fortified dwelling, but recently 
occupied as a farm house. It has been the home of many illustrious per- 
sonages, and within its walls have many a festal scene been witnessed. 
William the Conqueror bestowed the manor on the Norman knight Judhael 
de Totneis, and in the reign of Henry II., it belonged to Maurice de la Pole, 
after having passed through the possession of the Tracy and Braose families, 
and later that of Geoffrey de Camville, whose daughter Alicia married 
Henry de Pomeroy, ninth in descent from Sir Ralph. Afterwards seven 
successive generations of the Comptons occupied it. Subsequently it 
passed into the hands of the Gilberts, whose family has earned renown 
by the discovery and colonization of Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey 
Pomeroy Gilbert, of whom Sir Walter Raleigh was a half-brother. Both 
these distinguished individuals resided here at one time, and doubtless 
walked and talked of their enterprises in the old garden in the rear. The 
chapel, with the priest's room over, still remains in a fair state of preser- 
vation. The whole fortress, as has been stated, was strongly fortified, 
and there was a subterranean passage by which the garrison in time of need 
could make their escape. 

Concerning the colonization of Newfoundland, the following letter 
was sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to his step-brother. Sir Humphrey Pomeroy 
Gilbert, on the eve of his departure from Plymouth, England, his fleet of 
five small vessels being assembled at Cawsand Bay, to colonize New- 
Foundland, in 1538 : 

"Brother: — I have sent you a token from Her Majesty, an anchor 
guided by a lady, as you see. And further. Her Highness willed me to 
send you word that she wisheth you a great good hap and safety to your 
ships as if she was there in person, desiring you to have a care of yourself, 
as of that which she tendereth; and, therefore, for her sake you must pro- 
vide for it accordingly. Furthermore, she commandeth that you leave your 
picture with her. For the rest I leave till our meeting, or to the report 
of the bearer, who would needs be the messenger of this good news. So 
I commit you to the will and protection of God, who sends us such life 
and death as He shall please, or hath appointed. 

"Richmond, this Friday morning. 

"Your true brother, 

"W. Raleigh." 

The original of this letter was a few years since in the possession 
of Mr. Pomeroy Gilbert, Fort-major of Dartmouth, a descendant of the 
Admiral. At the present time the Annalist cannot resolve this combination 
of names, although it is possible that it comes about by the marriage of 
Agnes Pomeroy, daughter of Sir Henry Pomeroy and Alice Raleigh, 
about 1496, to Humphrey Gilbert. Again there was an intermarriage be- 
fore 1602 between Grace Pomeroy and John Gilbert, and on February 24, 



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1679-80, Joan Pomeroy, daughter of Roger Pomeroy and Joan Wills, mar- 
ried Humphrey Gilbert of Compton, which would account for the ancestry 
of Major Pomeroy Gilbert. In this connection the illustration of Compton 
Castle, the Devonshire home of the Guilberts, will prove interesting, espec- 
ially as it was connected with the Castle of Berry Pomeroy by means of a 
long and deep tunnel, which perhaps was one of the causes which led to 
the capture of the Pomeroy stronghold. 

iKnrnlUip OJastle 

Nichols, Topographist and Genealogist, says: "Francis Drew, the 
second of that name in the Irish line, and the son of John and Margaret 
Drew, suflFered great losses during the war previous to the revolution. His 
place at Kilwiny, county of Waterford, was laid waste by King James' 
army and the house burnt. He served at the battle of Angheim and at the 
sieges of Athone, Galway and Limerick in King William's army. He 
was a devoted Protestant and his remains were interred under his own seat 
in the church of the Castle in Ireland. 

"His wife was Rebecca Pomeroy, a descendant of Henry de la Pomeroy 
of Bery Pomeroy, who married a daughter of King Henry I., sister of 
Reginald, Earl of Cornwall. Rebecca (Pomeroy) Drew outlived her husband 
many years, and with wonderful resolution protected herself at MocoUop 
Castle though surrounded by Irish enemies. She could use guns and pistols 
as dexterously as anybody and always kept them loaded in her bedroom. 
Her powder-horn was extant a few years ago. She told James, the second 
Lord Chancellor, in his own court, that if she had him at Mocollop Castle 
she would have him coursed like a rabbit. She was a daughter of Samuel 
Pomeroy of Berie Pomeroy, in Devonshire, near Totnes." — (From Burke's 
"Dictionary of Landed Gentry") 

"The Irish branch (of the Drewe family) resident for so many genera- 
tions at Mocollop Castle, county Waterford, descends through the heiress 
of Pomeroy, from King Henry I." 

Haddon Hall, the home of the Peverells, the Avenells, and finally 
carried by daughters to Sir Richard de Vernon and Allen Basset, with a 
moiety of the manor held by Matilda de Camville, (Warine or William 
de Vernon being the father of Richard), is situated in the parish of Bake- 
well, Derbyshire. This appears from the survey of Derbyshire contained 
in the Domesday Book, after William had extended his sovereign author- 
ity over the whole kingdom, and was one of the royal manors, held by King 
Edward (^the Confessor). The manor of Bakewell was given by William 
I., to his natural son, William Peverell, on whom he had previously be- 
stowed very extensive domains, between 1081 and 1087. The individual 
who, through the bounty of his father thus became one of the great barons 
and chief landed proprietors of the country, living at a time when surnames 
were becoming common among the Normans, adopted that of the family 
into which after his birth his mother had married. His mother was Maud, 
daughter of Ingelric, (founder of the Collegiate Church of St. Martins le 
Grand, in the City of London). William Peverell also had the Castle of 



J^tBtorg xjf tl|? Pom? roy 3Famtlg XPB 

Nottingham, then newly built and situated most advantageously for defense 
given him. His son, William Peverell, however, lost the Castle of Notting- 
ham to the Empress Maud, daughter of King Henry I., and the manor 
of Nether Haddon passed to the Avenell family, and eventually, says 
Pilkington, "in the reign of Richard I., Haddon came into the possession of 
Richard Vernon, who married Avicia, daughter and coheiress with her 
sister Helizabeth, who married Basset (Allan or Simon). The family of 
Vernon seems to have claimed descent from the sovereigns who presided 
over the Eastern Empire. This at least must be inferred from the following 
note, prefixed to a pedigree preserved in the British Museum: "Some 
think the Vernons both of England and France, descended of the Emperors 
of Constantinople, and of Justiniani of Venice." (Harl. MSS. No. 1233, f. 
105, b.). The designation of Vernon is derived from the lordship and 
castle of that name in Normandy. 

Galterus de Vernon {per litteras de Redonis) held one Knight's fee 
in the Bailiwick of Vernon under the Crown, and was therefore liable to 
be called upon for military service, at his own cost, during forty days, 
whenever the King of England, who was also Duke of Normandy, assembled 
an army. Therefore, when William the Norman invaded England he was 
attended by a Knight of the Vernon family as one of his own retainers. 
We find on the tablet in the old church at Dives the names of Gautier, 
Huard and Richard de Vernon as companions of William. The Vernons 
thus acquired the manor of Shilbrooks or Shipbrook in Cheshire, which 
became the principal seat of the family. Matilda, wife of Richard de Vernon, 
was daughter and coheir of William de Camville. The boar's head, the 
crest of the Vernon's is alluded to in the verse : 

"A grisley boar; as raven's feathers black. 
Bred in that land Rollo had by his wife, 

Past th' ocean, the Bastard's part to take 

Who Harrold reft of kingdom and of life; 

His ofEspringe since, ranging the Peakish hills. 
On craggy cliff a warlyke seat did finde; 

Matcht with a Vernoyle, who welded their wills: 

Pott»r0g ©oat-of-Arms attb Qlrefits 

The sole value or interest of American coats-of-arms consists in the 
remembrance or traditions of an honorable ancestry. Coats-of-arrns 
were frequently used in New England during the Colonial period, and it 
is more than probable that they were used in the rest of the original thirteen 
colonies. These arms are worthy of preservation since they are valuable 
evidence for the genealogist. At the date when they were used the English 
rules were in force here. The time since the settlement of the country 
was not so long as to forbid the acceptance of tradition as evidence, we may 
believe that those who displayed armorial insignia had good grounds for 
their adoption. 

Among other conditions, the Committee on Heraldry of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society has advanced the opinion that "certain 
of the inhabitants, prior to the Revolution, were entitled to bear coats-of- 
arms who could prove descent in the male line from an ancestor to whom 
arms were granted or confirmed by the Heralds." 



mr Pom^rng Qlnat-of-Arma anb fflr^Hta 

Ten or twelve plates of the arms of dififerent branches of the 
Pomeroy family may be found in "Fairbaime's Book of Family Crests." 
The coat armor of some of the ancient branches are described here: 

Pqmeraie, (Berrie Pomerie), county Devon, temp. Henry I. or, a lion 
ramp, guarded, gu. armed and languid, az. within a bordeur sa., indented sa. 

Pomeroy, Chalfent (St. Giles, county Bucks), or a lion ramp. sa. 
within ii bordeur, indented, guarded. Crest, a fir cone vert, charged with 
a bez. 

. Pomeroy (Berry Pomeroy, county Devon), or a lion ramp, guarded, 
within a bordeur, partition sa. 

Pomeroy (Devonshire and Worcestershire), or a lion ramp, gu., within 
a bordeur, engr. sa. 

Ponieroy (Ireland), or a lion ramp, guarded, holding in the dexter 
paw an apple, within a bordeur, engr., sa. Crest, a lion ramp, gu., hold- 
ing an apple as in the arms. 

Pomeroy (Chequy), gu. and or on a chev., sa. three amul. or. Crest, 
a lion head erased, charged with four bez., crowned with a ducal coronet: 
ppr. 

Pomeroy (St. Columb, counties Cornwall and Devon), or a lion ramp, 
within a bordeur eng. gu., crescent for dif. Crest out of a ducal crescent, 
or a lion's head guarded, gu. 

Pomeroy (Weguy, county Cornwall), or a lion ramp., gu. within a 
bordeur engr. sa. Crest, a lion segant, gu., holding in dexter paw an 
apple, or. 

Pomeroy, or a lion ramp., g. within a bordeur, engr. sa. 

Pomeroy, (Iri), a lion ramp, gu., holding an apple. 

Pomeroy, (Iri), a demi-lion, vert. 

Pomeroy of Epping, a fir-cone erect ppr., charged with a fret or, be- 
tween two fir-sprigs, also ppr, 

Pomeroy, (Berry Pomeroy, county Devon, temp. Edward IV.), or, a 
lion ramp, within a bordeur, engrailed, gu. Crest, a lion se., or, holding 
in the dexter fore-paw an apple, vert. 

Pomeroy, (County Devon), or a lion ramp., gu., in Dexter paw an apple 
proper, leaved and stock, vert, within a bordeur engrailed, sa. Crest, his 
lion as before, on a wreath of his colors, or and gu. 

Pomeroy, (Viscount Harberton, Ireland), or a lion ramp, guarded, 
holding in the dexter paw an apple ppr. within a border sa. Crest, a lion 
ramp, guarded, holding an apple in the arms, sup. by two wolves, the 
dexter ppr., sinister sa., both guarded and chained, or. 

It is perhaps as the Westminster Review (Vol. 60, p. 45,) asserts: 
"The glory of ancestors casts a light indeed upon their posterity, but it 
only seems to show what the descendants are. It alike exhibits to full view 
any degeneracy and any worth. It is therefore a most desirable custom to 
preserve a line of ancestry, tracing perhaps, back to the old feudal times; 
for if any one feels a pride in the reflection that he is descended from 
ancient worthies, it may prove some incentive to him to maintain the credit 
of the name, and to achieve a reputation deserving of it." 



l^iBturg of tljf Pom^rcg Jmntlg 108 

Paignton, England, Aug. 25, 1911. 

It is improper to add to Achievement the arms of collateral ancestors 
except those of the maternal families of the women who married Pomeroys. 
The proposition is long enough with all those wives' arms. Heraldic usage 
does not permit a man to show arms of any collateral ancestor if he has arms 
of his own. Only arms of his direct paternal and direct maternal ancestors 
in each generation of his own surname pedigree. 

Your letter says: "Visit the College of Arms and get date and 
authoritv when arms were granted to Sir Edward Pomeroy, Sheriff of 
Devon 10 Henry VI. (1432)," In reply to this I must say: This date 
is fifty years before the founding of the College of Arms. It is also eighty 
years before the first heraldic visitation. Also, the Pomeroy arms are 
certainly much older than 1432, hence not granted by that institution to 
the said Sir Edward Pomeroy, but given by King or previously assumed 
by right of military honors (perhaps temp, of one of the crusades) at 
least 200 years earlier than 1432. The said Sir Edward probably had 
some official record made as confirming to himself the arms he inherited; 
but the College of Arms has no record thereof now. In fact the College of 
Arms has sold the most of its old manuscripts to the British Museum and 
to other institutions. No question can arise as to the Pomeroys having 
had their well-known coat-of-arms long before the Sir Edward Pomeroy of 
1432. The only thing left for any American Society to consider is your evi- 
dence of the descent of the American Pomeroys from any one of the Pomeroys 
of Devon who bore the arms ; and practically all of the Pomeroys of the 
14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries undoubtedly had a right to use the arms 
because of the far greater antiquity of the arms. That is to say, the arms 
go back so far as to get behind practically all of the several known branches 
of the family. I doubt that any family in England bore arms before the 
Pomeroy; did. 

The photograph I enlarged and corrected from the manuscript in the 
British Museum at your order constitutes all the proof that can be reason- 
ably demanded by any society as to the Pomeroy arms ; and I doubt not 
that you will assure any society that Eltweed Pomeroy descended from 
Sir Edward. 

Vivian's Visitation of Devon also guarantees sufficiently the authen- 
ticity of the bearing of the Pomeroys; and there are many books that refer 
to these arms ; which really places the ^natter of arms entirely above question. 
There is no ancient motto to the Pomeroy arms. 

(Signed), C. A. Hoppin. 

With reference to the question: "How is a right to bear arms 
acquired in England?" a writer in Notes and Queries; London; Fifth 
Series ; XI, 271, says : "The author of the Notitia Anglicana, after referring 
to the special prohibition of Henry V. to take or assume arms without 
license from him, or the proper officers appointed to grant the same, unless 
they had a right from their ancestors," thus proceeds: "Here a right 
from ancestors is allowed, without questioning the means by which they 
gained them. That is, should a person, upon any challenge of his right, 
make it appear that those arms challenged had been quietly enjoyed and used 
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no regular entrance of the same appear), which time is generally com- 
puted at four score or an hundred years, hence their uninterrupted using 
the same shall be adjudged a right equal to any regular concession or 
grant. In accordance with this should there not be less hesitation in accept- 
ing with complacency, the prescriptive use of arms in this country?" — From 
Family Memorials; by Prof. E. E. Salisbury. 

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Perhaps the most appropriate way of presenting the Achievement of 
the ancestors of Eltweed Pomeroy in England will be through the note of 
Prof. C. A. Hoppin, the artist, which accompanied the painting from 
London. Mr. Hoppin writes: 
"Dear Col. Pomeroy: — 

"You have favored me with instructions to mar- 
shal the heraldic achievement of the direct ancestors of 
Eltweed Pomeroy, the founder of the Pomeroy family 
of America. Following the pedigree which you have 
supplied me for this purpose, I find that nearly all of 
the ladies to whom the direct Pomeroy ancestors of 
tlie said emigrant were married, were of heraldic fam- 
ilies. I have verified the coats-of-arms of all of these 
martial alliances by the best heraldic authorities, which 
all agree, substantially, upon the following descriptions 
of the shields: I have arranged these arms in chron- 
ological order, from left to right, beginning at the top 
of the shield." 

Or, a lion rampant, gules within a bordure engrailed 
sable. Crest, a lion sejant, or, holding in the dexter 
paw an apple, vert.* 

Or, two ravens in pale, proper, in the chief a label of 
three points azure. 

Quarterly gules and or. in the first quarter a mullet, 
argent. 

Bendy of six, argent and gules ; a bordure sable, bezanty. 
Or, a fesse, azure. 

DE CAMVILLE: Vert, three lions passant, argent, armed and langued, 
gules. 

DE MOLIS Argent, two bars gules; in the chief three torteaux. 

(Mules) : 

SEVILLE: Argent, a bull passant gules, arfned and tripped or. 

RALEIGH : Gules, a bend lozengy argent. 



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CORBETT: 

DE VERE 

VALLETORT: 
DE VERNON: 



♦There is no ancient motto to the Pomeroy Arms. — Prof. C. A. Hoppin, Lon- 
don, England. 

A limited number of copies of Pomeroy Arms and the Achievement, 
printed in colors on heavy coated stock, 10 x 12, for framing, can be obtained, 
12.00 each, by addressing the Secretary, A. A. Pomeroy, Sandusky, Ohio. These 
prints are as handsome and more perfect than paintings for which you would 
be charged $25.00 and 150.00, respectively. 



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KELLOWAY: Argent, five grosing irons in saltier sable, between 
four Kelway pears proper, within a bordure engrailed of 
the second. 

COKER : Argent, on a bend gules, three leopards' faces, or. 

HUCKMORE: Per chevron sable and or; in the chief two pairs of 
reaping hooks, endorsed and entwined, blades azure, 
handles or, in base a moor cock sable combed and wat- 
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Bordeur — Mark of difference to distinguish one branch of a family from 
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Bez or Bezant — Flat pieces of gold without impress. 

Chequy — Divided. 

Charged — Bearing Device. 

Dexter — Right. 

Engr — Line of Partition. 

Erased — Severed from the body. 

Gu or Gules — Parallel lines on shield; red. 

Guarded — Both eyes and ears in view. 

I Indented — Reversed — Changed in order. 

Or — Gold. i 

Ppr — 'Party per — Divided into two equal parts. 

Rampant — Standing upright — Attacking. 

Dangued — One ear in view. 

6a — Black. ' 

Sal. or Sally — Posture of springing. 

Segant — Sitting. 

Sinister — ^Lef t. 

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"The world is too much with us late and soon, 
Let us linger with our ancestors. 
Who in ancient days were men of high renown." 

^^ff^UlLE traditions are venerated legends or sagas, the most 
positive sources of family evidence are registers contem- 
poraneous with the events which they commemorate, such 
as records written by a father in relation to his children, 
or by a constituted' clerk of church or state. England 
has the best system in the world for acquiring vital sta- 
tistics, and the best facilities for preserving them. It was 
such evidence that your Annalist found while on his recent 
•visit to England for the purpose of investigating the parish records of 
Counties Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall. 

It is many years since the Gentleman's ^Magazine published an article 
on genealogy which, among other self-evident facts, said: "Every one 
really comes' of as old a family as every one else. Every living eldest 
son is the heir male of either the senior or a junior branch, not only of 
the family who first bore his name, but of progenitors hidden still deeper 
in the mists of antiquity. We so frequently hear of old families dymg 
out altogether or ending in feminine lines under other names, that we come 
to think such a fate is the eventual end of all families ; but this is far from 
being the case. Every man living could, if he only knew where to find 
the dates, align himself, from father to son and from son to father, from 
father to grandfather, from generation to generation, until he came to 
Adam himself." 

It has been said that nature makes no mistakes, but as concerns the 
genealogies of families there is a difference. The Grand Master of the 
Third Veil, the keeper of the records, says: "You must be more careful 
in tracing your genealogy. Who are you?" There is great difference 
between careful families and families of all other kinds. The thought- 
ful members of a careful family can tell who their forefathers were. Where 
they lived, whom they married; while those who belong to no family 
in particular are classed in a body as men who don't know their own 
grandfathers. From a genealogical viewpoint, the stability or goodness 
of a family depends much more on the number of its known generations 
than on any other condition. Given two families in which the numbers of 
recorded generations are equal, doubtless the families whose members have 
been the more illustrious would be reckoned the better of the two : but a 
family of only two or three generations, however illustrious some of their 
members might have been, would certainly not constitute what is known 
as a good family, but would be resolved into individual merit only. As 
in the case of many popular ideas, there is some little substratum of reason 
in this assertion. 



If to be educated and cultivated is an object of ambition, and if there 
is anything in the doctrine of heredity, it may be supposed that the mem- 
bers of a family which has been of importance enough to leave their names 
scattered along the banks of the River of Time have had a brighter chance of 
being polished and of handing down their good qualities to their posterity than 
those whose names were swept away by the annual freshet to which that 
river is subjected, without leaving any foliage. 

It is not much to be wondered at that there is such a mistiness in 
America relative to the ancestors of any particular person. There is not 
now and never has been any authorized national receptacle for the .preserva- 
tion of such vital statistics, the chief reliance is therefore necessarily placed 
in church and town registers, which are at all times subject to the depre- 
dations of fires, flood and removal. Indeed, under such inadequate con- 
ditions, it is remarkable that those records which one can consult in 
various libraries, have been preserved. It is not considered incumibent 
upon a member of a family to be able to tell off hand the Christian name of 
his great-grandmothers though they stand at the threshold of a pedigree, 
unless recorded in the family Bible or otherwise committed to writing. 
People of the present day are anxious that they themselves shall not so 
soon be forgotten, but when opportunity like the present one offers, many 
of them take no measures to preserve the memory of their forefathers 
and mothers. Such feeling and action, however, is the root of high am- 
bition, the difference being only in the degree, between writing one's 
name on a page of the history of one's country and carving one's initials 
on the smooth bark of a beech tree by the brook side, or scratching them 
on the walls of some famous old-world castle. While some of us do not 
mind being lost for a week (more or less) at a time, yet we can feel 
hearty sympathy with Rip Van Winkle when he returns from his mountain 
sleep and is unknown in his own village. 

There is no hesitation in saying that the experience of the compiler 
of a family genealogy teaches that sons are not so desirous of perpetuating 
their father's memory, or of handing down to future ages their grand- 
father's name, and take no steps to that end. The consequence is that 
comparatively few families know whence they come or anjthing definite 
about their antecedents. ^lany today decline to apply themselves to the 
important duty of preserving such records for their posterity. Of the 
miportance of keeping a record of the several members of a family, it 
is needless to speak. In genealogy there are three prime events : the Birth, 
the Marriage, the Death. Surely each head of family must consider it 
not the least of his duties to keep a register of these events, and be willing 
to impart them at the proper time to the recognized historian of the family 
of which he is a member. No one should consider that he is in too humble 
a station to make his individual records of importance to his children 
or to the one engaged in the genealogical study. As good fortune is the 
companion of virtue, its wheel has many surprising turns, and often 
carries those round with it who least expect to be raised from their 
station beneath it. To the members of a family who have attained to 
eminence, the permanent record of the three events mentioned is of equal 
importance, for many wholesome facts concerning their families might con- 



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\nnce them that they are descended from even greater men than they them- 
selves, or wealthier men, as wealth is comparative, and does not overpower 
us to such extent as does elevation of character. Should he who is wealthy 
not feel the need of any family associations at the time and say : "1 can not 
do myself or the family to which I belong justice by showing any interest 
in the family genealogy," those who come after him will be the losers, 
while they might be benefited by interesting home facts which can be 
learned in no other manner than through the family book of genealogy. 
In fact, the logic is that the higher the state of culture becomes, the more 
care will be demanded in matters which so closely concern the family and 
the race ; the closer will the community inquire what the family is and 
whence it springs ; and in an increased degree will it be true that "the glory 
of children is in their fathers and mothers." 

It was said by the editor of the Journal of American History, at the head 
of an article prepared by the Historian, that "Each generation is but 
the cumulative results of all that have gone before it, and to which it makes 
its own contributions. Among the greatest revelations of the age in which 
we are now living is the unfolding knowledge of the new laws of eugenics, 
in which man is acknowledging that through his veins beat the generations 
of other men whose blood has been infused into him through heredity. 
This new science, the written. record of which has been known as genealogy, 
has long been in its social state, but is now beginning to command the 
consideration of sociologists and political economists, who find in it an 
impulse of moral and intellectual character as well as the more general 
physical type of heredity." In support of the laws of eugenics the student 
will find the great chart of collateral lines to the Pomeroy race, presented 
on another page of this history, of peculiar interest and value, concerning 
the good genos dominant in the Pomeroy family today. 

As this history of the Pomeroy family and of collateral lines is in- 
tended for private circulation only among members of the several families, 
it is not inappropriate to say that the eugeny, or nobleness of birth, of 
the family is well established through eighteen generations in Normandy 
and England, and twelve generations in America, and that the heredity 
infused by each allied family has been producing remarkable mental and 
physical types of manhood and womanhood. A brief study of the index 
giving Pomeroy marriages will show that nearly all of the first colonists 
in America are involved in this composite history; and that the groups 
of Pomeroy mothers, with their children and grandchildren, will neces- 
sarily constitute the work an invaluable source of reference for sociolo- 
gists who are following the laws of eugenics. The political economist 
will also find in the ancestral chart suspended between the Norman and 
English progenitors with the allied families and our first great ancestor 
in America a prolific field for earnest investigation. This chart, which is 
as strongly fortified by dates and authorities as diligent study can make it, 
will give to the American descendant of Eltweed Pomeroy a cosmopolitan 
heredity. Prof. Elisha S. Loomis, Ph.D., author of the great Loomis 
Genealogy, has collaborated with your Annalist in producing the chart 
referred to, and as we have discovered errors in many of the so-called 
tables of royal lines, our chart will differ from those to that extent. 



JHisHtnn in #0arrt| of iSrrnrliH aitb "Brnfiration 

Arriving in London, England, the first object of the American 
genealogical novice whose mission is to engage in research for ancestors, 
and verification of records already in his possession, is to apply to the 
United States Ambassador for an introduction to the keepers of the records 
as a student. As your historian had a letter of introduction from George 
Eltweed Pomeroy, Esq., to his Excellency Hon. Whitelaw Reid, United 
States Ambassador, there was no trouble in securing privileges and atten- 
tion at the British Museum as reader, and student in the manuscript 
department. It is well-known that the British Museum is rich in the 
possession of the most ancient records of English Histor>-. and it was here 
that the larger part of the material relating to the Pomeroy ancestors 
was discovered and verified. The photographs of ancient documents which 
appear in this volume were taken directly from manuscripts found here; 
also one of the pedigrees. Many of these ancient papers were written in 
old law Latin, a literal translation of which will be carried along with 
the original. 

Admittance as a student to Somerset House was a diflferent proposi- 
tion, but this was also secured through the influence of Prof. C. A. Hoppin, 
who is an expert reader of old English records, and after application 
through the narrow channel, your historian received the paper which is 
presented here in order that others of the Pomeroy race may learn how 
to approach this great storehouse of probate and administration records : 

"Sir:— 

"I am directed by the Senior Registrar to inform you that you have 
the permission of the President to search in Somerset House, and in 
the District Probate Registries at Blandford, Exeter, Taunton, and Wells, 
the Calendars 100 years prior to the search being made, to read the reg- 
istered copies of Wills proved and the Probate and Administration Books 
to the same date, and to make extracts from such wills and books, provided 
the District Registrar can find the requisite accommodation and provide for 
the necessary attendance upon you without impediment to the business 
of the Registry. You should communicate with the District Registrar 
before availing yourself of this permission. I am, 

"Your obedient servant," (Signed). 

Armed with this effective permission, the first objective point was 
Salisbury, where the original records of County Dorset were found and 
photographs made which appear in this volume of the christening of 
"Eltwitt ye sonne of Richard Pomeroye ye fouerth of Julie 1585 Anno 
Dni." As this is the first record in the keeping of Canterbury of that 
county, the Pomeroy family in America should consider that it is fortunate. 
All previous records have disappeared. Among those which have been 
lost is that containing the marriage of Richard Pomeroy, which accounts 
for the failure of your historian to secure the name of EHweed's mother, 
and that mother stands at the head of the Pedigree of the American 
Pomeroys — unknown. The numbers of the rolls thus lost are given in 
another page. 

The next discovery of importance was that giving the marriage of 



117 Pl|ot0gntp!ttr ^m'hmti' from 0altsburg 

"Eltwide Pumery et Johana Keech, May 4 1616," although the artist in 
folding the sheets inadvertently placed the marriage under the date "1617." 
The next record of interest is that of the bapt. of "Dinah filia Eltwidi 
Pumery August 6, 1617." The record is also here of the birth of Elizabeth 
Pomery, 1619. d. 1621, but the roll was not in condition to produce a good 
photograph, although one was secured of the funeral of "Johana uxor 
Eltwiti Pomerv. Novbr 27, 1620." These records are all contained 
in the transcripts of the Bishop of Canterbury, Richus Hooper being the 
Curate of the Parish of Beaminster at that time. 

The inhabitants of Beaminster, even to this day seem to be a migra- 
tor}' class. The population now is only half what it was seventy years ago. 
The village stands about six miles from the line of the London & South- 
western Railroad, and it really does not appear as if it ever had enterprise 
sufficient for an endurance of 346 years, that is since 1585, the date of 
Eltweed Pomeroy's baptism. Windsor, or Broadwindsor, forms the best 
part of the hamlet. We were met by the Rev. A. A. Leonard, Vicar, 
and passed the day in examining the church and church records. The 
records had been destroyed, but the Vicar had made a transcript of the 
transcript of the Bishop at Salisbury. This transcript at Beaminster had 
been printed and was therefore well preserved. 

Near Beaminster, on the opposite side of Otter river, is the village 
of Honiton, notable as the home of the beautiful and exquisite Honiton 
lace fabric so much in demand among the ladies of royal and noble 
houses. The lace industry is still carried on, and the wives and daughters, 
descendants of the old territorial lords, matrons and maids whose honors 
and lands have been acquired by others, and they lost in the multitude, 
do not disdain to engage in the dainty industry of lace-making. The manor 
of Honiton was for a long period the property of the Earls of Devon. 
Isabella de Redvers, Countess of Devon, sold Honiton to King Edward 
L, and some years later it passed to the Courtenay family. Humphrey 
Courtenay, sixth son of Sir Philip Courtney, married Elizabeth Pomeroy 
of the fourteenth generation and thus the Pomeroy family acquired an 
interest in this ancient parish. There are to this day some families of 
Pomeroys dwelling there, and the administration and probate records of 
England contain many wills and letters of administration of the forbears 
of those families. Ottery and Up-Ottery, lying close to this region, are 
also nearly associated with the Pomeroy name and history. It was here 
that Sir Ralph received from William the Conqueror two manors, in 
addition to those he acquired in Devon and Somerset. Ottery was famed 
for its serges and woolen goods before machine-made cloths ruined the 
village industry. 

Just across the Valley of the River Exe, in the neighborhood of Tiv- 
erton, near Hele station, is the old market town of Bradninch, the chief 
manor of William Capra, brother of Sir Ralph de Pomeraie. The town 
place still retains some of the grandeur of olden times. The manor house 
has some oak rooms richly carved, of the Elizabethian period. 

A sojourn of two days enabled the Annalist to learn some of the 
interesting legend and history of Crewkeme, the town which contains the 
record of the marriage of Eltweed Pomeroy to Marjery (Mary) Rockett, 



the mother of the long Hne of descendants presented in this family genealog>'. 
"The Book of the Axe" is the source of many of the items quoted here. 
Crewkerne was by far the most valuable of the comital manors of Somerset, 
and yet it had been held by Eddeva, a lady whose identity is not disclosed. 
In summing up the compiler's claims the manor of Crewkerne had been 
held by King Harold, and he had given it to Eddeva (Edith the Fair), 
who was in no sense a daughter of Godwin, but perhaps the sweetheart 
of Harold, as it was to her that his body was delivered (by Robert Mallett*) 
after he had been slain on the stricken field of Hastings. Robert Mallett 
appeals to the Pomeroy interest through the Coker pedigree presented 
on another page. 

It is probable that there was a settlement where Crewkerne now stands 
in the time of the British forefathers, and throughout the time of the Roman 
occupation. Both British and Roman weapons and ornaments have been 
found in the neighborhood, but the first mention of the place occurs in 
King Alfred's will, when the land of Croeurn with that, of many other 
towns were bequeathed by that great King to his younger son Ethelward. 
Under the name of Cruche it is referred to in Domesday Book as a royal 
possession. Subsequently the manor passed to the Courtenay family. No 
doubt Crewkerne had its share of stirring episodes in the times of the 
Plantagenets and Tudors. 

The County of Somerset is famous for its churches, and that of 
Crewkerne in which Eltweed Pomeroy and Mary Rockett were married 
as presented in the engraving, is certainly one of the most attractive, and 
its present Curate, the Rev. Henry Durbin Lewis, a congenial and accom- 
modating Vicar. The church was probably constructed during the reign 
of Henry VII., 1485-1509. Like most of the more imposing churches of 
the county, it belongs to the last of the great schools of architecture, the 
"perpendicular," though there are distinct traces in the naves and windows 
of the earher "decorated" style. The tracery of the windows is very rich, 
and there is some very good modern stained glass, although there are some 
fragments of the ancient glass remaining in one of the north windows. 
There are several buttressed niches in which historic figures are resting. 
The tower, which rises to the height of eighty feet, is equipped with eight 
bells. It bears the name made infamous in France, "St. Bartholmew." 

To the descendants of the Company which landed on the site of 
Dorchester from the ship Mary and John, Capt. Squebb, Rev. Coker's 
"Particular Survey of the Countie Dorset," is of special interest as one finds 
descriptions pertaining to many of the villages and cities after which so 
many of the Massachusetts early settlements were named. 

"Two miles north-east of Pillesdon is Windsor, which King Henry the 
Second gave unto Gervais, named from the place, de Windsor, who held 
it by Grand Siriante, as our lawyers terme it. From this Gervais flourished 
Knights of Great Repute, who lived there and were Lords of the Hundred 
(for so then was it) of Broad Windsor, though now united to Beamister." 

•"Robert Mallet was certainly at the battle of Hastings, for we find by 
history that it was to him that William the Conqueror entrusted the body of 
Harold. He was High Chamberlain of England, and as appears by Domesday, 
possessed a most extensive property in different counties." — Polwhele. 



"Scarce two miles eastward the River Bert, or Birt, falleth into the 
Sea, which running downe from Axknoll by mee remembred already, 
Cometh first to Beamister, a pretty Market Towne, that gives name to the 
Hundred wherein it stands, which, sithence the Incorporation of Bertport, 
hath been chosen by the Justices of Peace to keep their Quarter Sessions in. 
"Beamister with the Hamlets, in King William the Firsts Time, be- 
longed to the Church of Sarum ; but in these Times the Horskins, Gentlemen 
that dwell not far re from the towne, have enjoyed the Fee Farme of it for 
some Descents." 

"Somewhat East of Beamister stands Maperton, (Mapowder) where 
the Morgans, :Men of verie antient Gentrie in Devonshire, have longe lived, 
nnto whom it came, in Henry the Firsts Time, by Mande, Daughter and 
Heire of John Brett of that Place, whose Ancestours had for many Descents 
enjoyed it." Not far from Beamister, the River Bert passeth under Parn- 
ham, finely seated within a Parke. 

"Upon the east side of Bertport, and not much below it, joins with 
Bert two Brookes in one Streame, upon the verie meeting of which standes 
Bradpole, in King Johns Time the Seat of John de Morevile (of great 
note) descended, as it should seem by his Armes, from the_ Barons de 
Morevile, famous at those times in Cum.berland, who held it, with the 
Hundreds of Beamister and Redhove appertaineing to it, by Sergeantie." 
"Coker's Dorset" assumes that the County Dorset took its name from 
the ancient inhabitants, whom the Britains called Dwr Gwyr, and the 
"Latine Translatours of Ptolomie Durotrigues; which name is very aptlie 
derived from the Scituation of the Place, for that Dwr or Dour, in the 
British Tongue, betokens Water, and Trig, to inhabite or dwell ; what then 
is Durotridges more than the inhabiteing or bordering on the Sea Coasts; 
But when the Saxons became Lords of these Partes, they altered the Name 
into Dorsettan, but not the Signification of it ; for Settan being an Addition 
of their Own Language, imports as much as to be seated, inhabited or 
dwelt upon, aU one with the former; and from this later Name Dorsettan, 
this Countie took the Name of Dorsettanshire, which is now contracted 
into Dorsetshire. 

"Vaine therefore in my Conceit are their Opinions, who beleeve that 
it took Name from Dorchester, the now Principall Towne; as that did 
from one King Dorn, or Dor, whom they in their Fantasies have made to 
bee the first Founder of it : but Historians never mentioned any such Man ; 
and if he bee yet borne, which I much doubt, and not without just cause, 
his Fortune was very ill, that, haveing been the Builder of a Towne, soe 
ancient and soe well knowen both to the Romans and Saxons, himselfe 
should bee wholely buried in Oblivion." 

"Dorchester is a Towne of great Antiquitie, which Antonin in his 
Itinerarium calleth Durnovaria. Well known it was in the Romans Time, 
who are thought to have had a Summer Station or Campion, that Fort 
wee call Mayden Castell, and on whose Causewaye, called the Fossway, 
this Towne standeth, which thence runneth directlie South to Weymouth: 
Moreover the great Quantitie of Romans Coines dayelie founde there, both 
of Golde, Silver and Brasse, seeme (if there wanted other proof e) to 
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Chester, compounding the Name of the British Worde Dome, which sig- 
nifieth water, and Chester, a Citie ; for soe certainly it was, and of large 
Circuit as the Walles (whose mines in some places yet appeare) will 
testifier But the Danes long since threwe them to the grounde, who, under 
their Leader Sweno, harried all these Partes ; and for memorie of their Siege, 
Maundbury and Poundbury, two trenched Fortes adjoineing to the Towne, 
remaine till this Daye. 

"Adjoineing to the East End of Dorchester is Fordington, a large 
Manour of the Princes, as is this Dutchie of Cornwall. As the River 
Frome passeth on by Dorchester and Fordington, it giveth Name to some 
little Parishes seated upon it, amongst which are Frome Whitefield, a Moiety 
whereof, from the Daughter and Coheire of Sir William de Whitfield 
(Whidfield), descended (by Boys, Brett, Bassett, Muskett and Veale) 
hereditarilie to John Coker, Ancestour to the nowe Owner of it, (and father 

of Eleanor Coker, who married Richard Pomeroy), " (Arms, 

on a Chevron G. between three bunting horns S. 3 Croslets fitche A.) 

"Sornewhat below Wotton on the Brooke stands Hollwell, a part of 
Somerset, yet wholly environed with Dorset, where stood the principall 
Lodge of the Forrest of Blackmore, which William le Brett and his suc- 
cessours helde by Service to bee the King's Forrester of Blackmore But 
the issue of them failed in Ralph, whose onlie sister Joan was married to 
Robert Bassett (see Coker pedigree) and the office is long sithence lost by 
disaforesting the Forrest. But the manor of Hollwell. Reginald, Earl of 
Cornwall, natural sonne to King Henry the First, gave unto William de 
Brickley and his posteritie after unto the Abbie of Abbotsbury upon the 
suppression of which it was purchased by Sir Giles Strangwayes, who 
passed it awaye to Humphrey Watkins, grandfather of Mary la Hastings, 
late wife of James Hannam." 

In the ancient an4- walled city of Exeter are stored many records of 
the County Devon, which occupied four days with negative results as 
far as material of importance to the American Pomeroys is concerned. 
There was evidence that in earlier days Pomeroy men were of official and 
honorable rank in this fine old city, pleasantly seated upon a hill among 
hills, dominating the country round about. It has five gates and many 
turrets, and Rougemont Castle for protection. In the time of King John, 
12-16, Sir Henry de Pomeroy was governor of Castle Rougemont. In the 
time of King Edward VI., 1549-1550, Sir Thomas Pomeroy led an army 
of 20,000 insurrectionists against the city. 

Samuel Izacke, Esq., in his "Memory of Exeter," writes: "From the 
Tenth day of June (being the Monday in Whitson-week) to the Sixth Day 
of August then next following, by the insurrection of the Commons of 
Cornwall and Devon, this City was strictly besieged for five and thirty 
Days space without any intermission ; and albeit the Citizens were miserably 
pinched with Famine, and for the last twelve days lived on Horse-bread, 
and Horse-flesh, yet still retained their Loyalty to their Sovereign Lord the 
King. And at last through much difficulty were relieved by the courage 
and valour of George Lord Russel, whom the King sent down as General 
of an army for their deliverance, by whom the enemy was vanquished, and 
on the Sixth day of August, in the Second year of theReign of King Edward 




iiiifs Mnrtuar^ (Lifa^sti 



My dear Gardener: 

... ^^ men and women indi%-idually and collectively realize the shortness of this 
life, IS it not natural for us to reach back to our ancestors and forward with solici- 
tude to the w^elfare of our progeny? 

Away back and deep down in my memorv or in mv fancies. I see in a misty 
fashion a church, such as I wish I could more clearly "recall, embellished in sun- 
lig-ht and abounding- with the most beautiful music that spread to the outside 
through the open doors by which the people were passing in and out in a way to 
singularly associate the dead, living and unborn in harmony with eternity and 
unending ages. 

The great beauty of this recollection I may not make tangible to vou for the 
church was a gem and correspondingly located. It seems to me as if "The Church" 
had been in some old Eastern or Oriental country where the customs were more 
rigid than those we are accustomed to. and where "the teaching and exercise of true 
morals was the one great requirement to maintain the people or sect from cor- 
ruption among themselves or from invasion bv adjoining countries or sects 

My impression is that there was a peculiar absence of service as we would 
speak It or think. The service comes to me dimly as if the entrance into The Church 
was a service of mingling with the traditions, philosophv. morals and religion as 
partially described by the decorations, so arranged that the greater virtues were 
emblazoned amid the historical and victorious events. 

Traditionally, the race was venerable and substantial as the rocks. "What to 
us are Holidays seem to them Historical days and such service as they had was 
intended and observed by them as days of instruction and commemoration cal- 
culated_ to more deeply impress upon the people their heritage, and their duty in 
transmitting the same with increased glory and stability to the following genera- 
tions. 

This fanciful description, of what to me is a delightful composite comnre- 
hension of an old civilization, with lasting stability bv virtue of its portraying a 
people whose traditions reached back to The Old Testament times, when God's 
manifestations were startling and lasting, prompts me to ask if it cannot be in- 
troduced as a counter-thought to The Mortuary Chanel vou have regretfully men- 
tioned several times and make this Fancy into a Memorial Chapel, located beside 
the road-way of time, as a tender of respect for the many who have lived and for 
the many to follow. 

As we are dealing in fancies, let us have a Beacon Light shining back to 1630 
and just as far ahead, and a symbol on the door as a reminder of Immortalitv and 
Resurrection. ' 

Yours truly, 

S. HARRIS POME ROY. 



121 &urtJ?g of S^nnn mh fflnnttnall 

the Sixth. Onnoque Domini 1549. the Gates of the City were again opened. 
In remembrance whereof an Anniversary with much joy and solemnity is 
here kept, and thankfully observed on every fifth of x\ugust." 

"St. Mary's Clist. four miles from Exeter, was one of the chief scenes 
of the rebellion in 1549 when the insurgents laid siege to Exeter. In August 
they were attacked by the King's army ifTtder Ltrrd Rcssell. By a Strata- 
gem Sir Thomas Pomeroy one of the chief Captains of the insurgents, 
obtained a temporary victory, and the wagons, with the ammunition, treasure, 
etc., belonging to the King's army were captured by Sir Thomas Pomeroy. 
But Lord Russell rallied his troops, returned to the attack and defeated the 
enemy with great slaughter." 

In the Catalogue of Sheriffs of Devon, we find: Nicholas la Pomeray, 
bears or a lion rampant gules within a bordure engrailed sable, temp. 
King Edward III., (1377). 

Thomas Pomeroy, same arms, 2 Henry IV., (1401). 

Richard Pomeroy, same arms, 13 Henry IV., (1412). 

Thomas Pomeroy, same arms, 2 Henry V., (1415). 

Edward Pomeroy, same arms, 10 Henry VI., (1432). 

Richard Pomeroy, same arms, 13 Edward IV., (1474). 

Sir Richard Pomeroy, Kt., same arms, 8 Henry VII., (1492). 

27 Queen Elizabeth we find Sir Edward Seymour, Bart., of BERRY 
CASTLE, (the name Pomeroy being omitted), bears gules two angels 
wings paleways inverted or. 

Tradition says that Totnes was a place of note before the Norman 
conquest. That it was at Totnes that Brutus, the famous Trojan, landed 
after his marriage with the daughter of the King of Greece. Havillanus, 
the poet, wrote : 

"From hence great Brute "with his Achates steer'd 
Full fraught "with Gallic spoils their ships appear'd; 
The winds and gods were all at their command; 
And happy Totnes shew'd them grateful land." 

And then the Brutus Stone is still there; that granite stone jutting from 
the modern pavement, whereon the son of Silvius leaped from the vessel. 
From this stone the Mayor of Totnes now proclaims the accession of a 
sovereign to the throne of Great Britain. 

Tradition also says that it was at Totnes that Vespatian landed when 
he proceeded to the siege of Exeter. Roman coins have been discovered at 
various times in the vicinity of the river, and its importance in Anglo- 
Saxon days is attested by its possession of a mint in the reign of Ethelred, 
978-1016. There is an account of the arrival and reception at Totnes 
of Ambrosius and Uter Pendragon, the sons of Constantine, when they re- 
turned from Brittany, and made successful headway against the tyranny 
of Vortigem. The town must have been associated with the earliest his- 
tory of Great Britain. Westcote, a chronicler of the seventeenth century, 
wrote of Totnes: "It prescribes for antiquitie before any Great Brytaine 
yields." 

At the time of the conquest Totnes formed a portion of the demesne 
of Edward the Confessor. William bestowed it with 107 manors in Devon 



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on Judhael, who is said to have been a son of Alured the Giant, and who 
is credited with having built the castle. William Rufus banished Judhael 
and gave his barony to Roger de Noant. In the reign of King John, the 
barony was jointly held by Henry de Tracy and William de Braose, grand- 
sons of Judhael, through his two daughters, whose baptismal names have 
not been learned. Thence it descended to Geoffrey de Camville, father of 
Amicia, who married Henry de Pomeroy (living 1267-1304). The manor 
of Totnes subsequently came into the possession of the Baron la Zouche, 
and in 1485 King Henry VH. took it from him and gave both Castle and 
Lordship to Sir Piers Edgcombe, whose daughter and coheir, Jane, was the 
wife of Sir Thomas de Pomeroy. Sir Edward Seymour acquired the 
manor of Totnes at the same time that Berry Pomeroy fell into his hands. 
Sir Thomas de Pomeroy and his wife realized from the transaction a 
small tenement in Stoke-Gabriel styled "Wills." 
"18 Nov. 1640: p. 36. 6. 

"Bill of Complaint of Valentine Pomeroy of Sandridge, Stoke-Gabriel, 
Esq., against George Rowe : 

"Recites grant by Edward, Duke of Somerset, to Sir Thomas Pomeroy 
and Dame Jane his wife, grandmother and grandfather of Valentine 
Pomeroy, of a tenement called Will in Stoke-Gabriel to hold for term of 
their lives; remainder to their son Thomas Pomeroy, remainder to Arthur 
Pomeroy, the second son, with other remainders. Thomas Pomeroy was 
father of Valentine." 

The river Dart is navigable for steamers below Totnes bridge, 
although other sm.all craft ply freely above that obstruction. In ancient times 
the town had its own ships and an extensive commerce. Sailing down the 
river to the mouth of the Dart in the small passenger steamer one gets 
good views of Stoke Gabriel and Sandridge, the last homes held by the 
ancient Pomeroy Barons in Devonshire. As a modern dwelling, the house 
has been occupied by the Davis family, and was the birth-place of John 
Davis, one of the first Arctic explorers. Sandridge and Stoke-Gabriel were 
inherited by younger sons of the lords of the manor of Berry Pomeroy. 
It was a small tenement called Wills in Stoke Gabriel to which Sir Thomas 
Pomeroy and his wife retired after they lost the Pomeroy estates to Sir 
Edward Seymour. 

The history of Dartmouth is replete with stirring episodes of war and 
rapine. Corsairs from Breton were repulsed in a notable attack at a time 
when they hoped to surprise and sack the city. They were opposed by a 
force of 600 men entrenched along the banks of the river, supported by the 
matrons and maids in the center. The Bretons, although notable knights and 
men-at-arms, were gallantly repulsed and left many dead and some prisoners. 
Some time later they returned and finding the town unprepared for attack 
they captured and burnt it. Dartmouth, as one of the natural harbors of 
England, kept a training ship, the old "Britannia" being the last one on duty. 
She has been relieved since the construction of a palatial naval college. 
which has taken over the duties. 

Kingswear, the terminal station of the Dartmouth branch of the London 
& Great Western Railway, also has its historical interest. It is said to have 
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Land, and two hundred years later thirty ships and a full complement of 
fighting men sailed from Kingswear to take part in the battle of Sluys. 

Brixham, on Berry Head, is also closely associated with the Pomeroy 
family, and as late as 1818 Brixham Pomeroys have emigrated to the United 
States from that interesting port. While they do not trace their ances- 
tors by generations, the English parish records contained in this volume 
will lead them in the right direction, if they can fill an intervening 
gap of two hundred years. English documents at the British Museum tell 
us that the Pomeroys of Devonshire owned all the shores of Tor Bay. one 
of the finest harbors in the world, and in which at any time may be seen 
riding at anchor five or six of England's great ships-of-war. The Valletorts 
and Co'rbets, kinsmen of the Pomeroys, also held lands at Brixham. Tor- 
Bay was infested by pirates and privateers in the early days, lying at anchor 
to await the approach of unarmed merchant ships. Commodore Drake, 
the naval hero of Devonshire, captured and brought into Tor Bay the great 
Spanish galleon Capitana, leaving her in charge of the Brixham fishermen 
until the store of powder in her hold could be secured. There is a statue 
on the dock pier of William Prince of Orange, King William III., who first 
placed his feet on British soil at Brixham. And it is said that it was 
here in Tor Bay that Sir Ralph de La Pommeraie brought the fleet in which 
he and his retainers had crossed from Normandy, landed after the battle 
of Hastings and marched back over Berry Head in search of the natural 
defensive location upon which to build his stronghold. Berry Pomeroy 
Castle. 

Torquay and Paignton also command excellent views of Tor Bay. The 
former is a very romantic spot and is thought by some of the visitors to be 
the Queen of all the cities of this region. One of its chief attractions, aside 
from the bay, is Kent's cavern, considered to be one of the most remarkable 
caves in the world. It has been thoroughly investigated by the Devon^ 
shire Association of Savants. Paignton is now and has been for many years 
a fashionable watering place. It is the most convenient and pleasant 
locality for the headquarters of parties who purpose visiting the parks and 
castle of Berry Pomeroy. Although the distance is greater than that from 
Totnes, the motor busses running between Paignton and Totnes, one shill- 
ing for the trip, are always ready to take the visitor on the way to Berry 
Pomeroy, leaving him at the forks of the road to walk through the woods 
and park. This short ramble includes the village and church of Berry Pome- 
roy and is enjoyable at any season. No district in Devonshire is so glowing 
in beautiful foliage and charming green lanes leading into mysterious 
distances as are found in the neighborhood of Berry Pomeroy and the Valley 
of the Dart. 

Comworthy is about four miles from Totnes, and had once a priory 
of the order of St. Austin. It was founded in 1237 by the Zouche family, 
which acquired in later days a moiety of the hundreds of Sir Thomas 
Pomeroy and Sir Peter Edgecomb, but which were returned to their former 
lords by King Henry VIII. The last prioress was Avisia Dynham, who 
was elected Jan., 1520. The community then consisted of but seven nuns 
and was subject to the priory of Totnes. The priory buildings have long 
since disappeared, but on Court Prior farm are still to be seen the remains 



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of a double groined arched gateway, over which are the remains of a tower. 
It was here at Cornworthy that Edward Harrys Hved, his first wife being 
Phillippa Vowell. daughter of Agnes Pomeroy ; his second wife was Anne, 
daughter of William Huckmore, who after Mr. Harrys' death married Henry 
Pomeroy, our ancestor of the sixteenth generation. 

And then we come to Harburton, which is beautifully located in a 
valley and is a village of some pretension, St. Andrew Church stands in 
the center of the town as may be seen in the engraving, and is of the per- 
pendicular style of the fifteenth century, the tower being embattled and 
pinnacled. There is a handsome screen of carved oak, while the clustered 
columns have foliated capitals. The circular font is Anglo-Norman and 
there are three richly canopied stalls in the chancel. The church has some 
richly stained glass windows and interesting memorials. The churchyard 
cross is modeled from that at Chewton jNIendip, one of the four rare cano- 
pied crosses of Somerset. It was at Harberton that John, third son of 
Thomas Pomeroy of the seventeenth generation lived, and the town which 
gave its name to Arthur Pomeroy with the title of Viscount Harberton of 
Castle Carberry in 1783. 

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"But there remained two of the men in 
the camp, the name of the one was Eldad and 
the name of the other Medad; and the spirit 
rested upon them; and they were of them 
that were written, hut went not out unto the 
tabernacle; and they prophesied in the camp. 

"And there ran a young man, and told 
Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do 
prophesy in the camp. 

"And Joshua, the son of Nun, the ser- 
vant of Moses, one of his young men, an- 
swered and said. My lord, Moses, forbid 
them. 

"And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou 
for my sake? Would God that all the 
Lord's people were prophets, and that the 
Lord would put his spirit upon them!" — Num- 
bers, 11:26-2^. 

History teaches that the Puritans and Pilgrims began the migration 
from England during the last years of the reign of James I., and that it 
continued to grow in volume after Charles I. succeeded to the throne, 1620 
to 1650, by reason of undesirable civil and religious conditions, inaugurated 
by him, to which it was impossible for the earnest men and women of the 
day to conform. The civil troubles arose principally from the illegal per- 
sistence of Charles I., to levy ship-tax and army-tax without discrimination. 
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measure, found that only a standing army could enable him to gratify his 
personal desire for honors, and directed untiring energies to that end. 

In the meantime, William Laud was the administrator of ecclesiastical 
conscience, and as Archbishop of Canterbury he had departed farther from 
the principles of the Reformation and had drawn nearer to the observances 
of the church of Rome than any of the prelates of the Anglican church. 
It is said that his theologf}- was more remote than even that of the Dutch 
Armenians from the theology of Calvin. His ill-considered dislike of the 
marriage of ecclesiastics would have made him an object of aversion to the 
Puritans, even if he had used gentle means for the attainment of his ends. 
But he was inclined to mistake his own wicked emotions for religious 
zeal. Hence the remote corners of the realm were subject to constant 
inspection. Every congregation of Separatists (Non-conformists) was 
trailed and their meetings broken up. And the tribunals offered no pro- 
tection. 

At this conjunction many of the English people looked to the American 
wilderness as the only asylum in which they could enjoy the comforts of 
their religion in peace and without fear. It was then that a few resolute 
Puritans and Pilgrims, who, in the cause of their religion, entertained no 
thought of the tempest of the ocean, nor the hardships of uncivilized life, 
made the passage to the new world, and built amid the primeval forests, 
their homes and villages, which have to this day retained some trace of the 
character derived from their founders. The English government made 
great effort to stop this stream of emigration, but could not prevent the 
population of New England from being recruited by its best citizens, God- 
fearing men, from every part of Old England. 

Among those spirited and determined men and women we find Eltweed 
Pomeroy and his wife, Margery Rockett Pomeroy. In February, 1630. as 
a Pilgrim he attended the meetings of the Puritans in the New Hospital, 
Plymouth, with a purpose to emigrate to the New World. This company 
was principally from the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset. They 
selected the Rev. John Wareham of Exeter and the Rev. John Maverick 
as their pastors. 

On March 30, 1630. they embarked in the 400-ton ship "Mary and 
John," Captain Squeb. The number of the company was one hundred and 
forty. After seventy days' sail they entered the harbor of Nantasket, and 
landed at Matapan, where they laid out the town of Dorchester, named in 
honor of the old home of so many of the company ; and also of that of the 
Rev. John White, their friend and patron. We now have Eltweed Pomeroy 
filling the interval between his ancestors of the Old World and his descen- 
dants of the New, -established at Dorchester, in the Colony of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay. 

1 ELTWEED POMEROY, (son of Richard), bp. July 4, 1585. 
Beaminster, County Dorset, England; m. (1) May 4, 1617, at Bea- 
minster, Johana Keech, who d. Nov. 27, 1620, Beaminster; he m. (2) 
May 7, 1629, at Crewkerne, County Somerset, England, Margery 
Rockett, birth date unknown, d. July 5, 1655, Windsor, Conn., she 
having emigrated wdth her husband to America, and was the mother 
of all his children born in America; he m. (3) Nov. 30, 1661, Lydia 



-Brown, (widow of Thomas Parsons); Eltweed Pomeroy d. March, 
1673, at the home of his son, Medad, Northampton, Mass. ; tradition 
asserts that he became blind. 

2d gen. Children by ist ii'ife: 

2 Dinah Pomeroy, bp. Aug. 6, 1617, Beaminster, England; d. at 
Beaminster, 

3 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Nov. 1619; d. 1621, Beaminster, England. 

Children by 2d ivife: 

4 Eldad Pomeroy, b. Feb., 1630, Plymouth, County Devon, England; 
^. admitted freeman at Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay, 1638, (sic.) ; 

'' granted by the committee of the General Court, about 1660, fifteen 
acres of meadow land and ploughing at Massan. on the west side 
of the Connecticut River, which he sold to Jonathan Gillett ; he was 
betrothed to Susanna, only child of Henry Cunlifte, and left her 
part of his property by will ; d. May 22, 1662, Northampton, Mass. ; 
unm. 

5 Mary Pomeroy, b. Dorchester; d. Dec. 19, 1640, Windsor, Conn. 

6 John Pomeroy, b. Dorchester; d. 1647, Windsor. 

7 Medad Pomeroy, bp. Aug. 19, 1638. 4- 

8 Caleb Pomeroy, bp. March 6, 1641. 4- 

9 Mary Pomeroy, bp. April 21, 1644, Windsor; d. 1657, Windsor. 

10 Joshua Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 22, 1646. + 

11 Joseph Pomeroy, bp. June 20, 1652. + 

It is held by some descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy that there were 
two other children ; but if so the Annalist has been unable to find 
such records. 

Copy of a letter from Rev. A. A. Leonard, Vicar of Beaminster. County 
! Dorset, England : 

1 "Beaminster Vicarage, Dorset, 

1 "My dear Sir:— "Jan. 31, 1907. 

^ "You will remember my giving you about a year ago the date of the 

\ baptism of Eltweed Pomeroy, son of Richard Pomeroy. You asked me to 
j let you know if I happened to come across any other entries relating to 
\ that family. I have now copied the diocesan transcripts to the end of 1624, 
but my records are not complete, as there are several years missing, viz: 
1589-1590, eight years missing after 1594, 1616 and 1622, 1627-1633, and 
1636-1639. Your family is peculiarly fortunate as the record of the chris- 
tening of Eltweed Pomeroy is the first entry- in the Registry. I find the 
baptism of two other Pomeroys, younger brothers of Eltw-eed perhaps, 
although the parents' names are not stated : 
"Edward Pomeroy, bapt. 4 March 1591. 
"Henry Pomeroy, bapt. 5 Aug. 1593. 

"Edward died before he was two years old and was buried 19 July 
1592. Another day I may come across Henry again. 

"I learn from another member of the American Pomeroys, who was 
here last summer, that Eltweed married Mary Rockett at Crewkerne, 7 May 
1629. This is no doubt well known to you, but you may not be aware that 




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Eltweed had been previously married at B^aminster, to Joan Keech, date 4 
May 1616. Two daughters were born to them : 

"Dinah Pomeroy, b. Aug. 6, 1617, 

"Eh'zabeth Pomeroy, b. 1619; d. 1621. 

"I can find no sons. Joan, the wife of Eltweed, was buried 27 Nov. 
1620, when her daughter Elizabeth was just a year old. So when Eltweed 
Pomeroy married Margery Rockett he had been a widower nearly seven 
years, unless there was another marriage between. 

"I am glad to be able to give you the above notes and hope they may 
be of some interest. If you are ever in the old country again and near 
enough, I hope you will call on me. 

"Yours faithfully, 

"H. B. Pomeroy, Esq. (Signed) "A. A. Leonard, Vicar." 

The record of Eltweed Pomeroy 's baptism to which the Rev. A. A. 
Leonard refers is as follows : 

"Beaminster: Eltwitt, son of Richarde Pomeraye was christened the 
fowerth of Julie." (The year is given over the entry.) 

The indorsement following the above statement is: "This is the first 
entry in the records, and signed: - 

A. A. Leonard, Vicar. 
Beaminster Parish Church, Dorset. 

(From Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Reg- 
ister Soame, 1620. 1 Soame, 136-64. Somerset House.) 

John Rockett alias Wakeley of Holdich, parish of Thorncombe, County 
Devon, (sic) (Date 7 Nov. 1615). Churches and poor of Thomecorabe and 
Hawkchurch, County Dorset, and poor of Chardstocke, County Dorset; 
dau. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Wilkins, Johane Wilkins, dau. of said 
Elizabeth and Richard, Mary Wilkins, their youngest daughter; kinswoman 
Elizabeth Rockett, dwelling in my house; brother-in-law Lawrence Pye; 
sons Richard Wilkins, Thomas and Nicholas Rockett, tenement called 
Chackridge, parish of Hawkechurch, County Dorset; John Rockett son of 
Thomas Rockett, (under 21) ; Thomas Rockett son of said Thomas (under 
21); other children of said Thomas, lands in Thornecombe bot. of John 
Edgar, gent, called Muttleburyes Common Close; Indr. date 13 March 4 
James 1 ( 1607) ; land called Herriges Westlease and Little Pidmore, 
parish of Thornecombe, leased from Alexander Walker of Combe St. 
Nicholas, County Somerset, gent and Helen his wife, Nicholas Walker of 
Thornecombe, gent and Marg. his wife ; John Rossiter of Henton St. George, 
County Somerset, gent, and John Symmes of Chard, County Somerset, 
yeom. ; grandchildren Johane and Elizabeth Rockett, daughters of son 
Nicholas, land called Gribb in Thornecombe, bot of John Edgar, son of John 
Edgar the elder of Thornecombe, gent, and John Edgar the younger; two 
poor scholars of Thornecombe ; school there ; Richard Channon of Winshani, 
County Somerset; gr. chn, are under 21; exors said sons Thomas and 
Nicholas. 

Cod. (Dat. "a little before his death.") Nicholas, son of son Nicholas; 
Robert, son of son Thomas; Robert, son of son-in-law Richard Wilkins, 



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land bot of Anthony Freeke in Henwood called Common Close ; Mary Wil- 
kins, dau. of son-in-law Ric. Wilkins ; ]\Iary Rockett, dau. of son Thomas ; 
Mary Rockett, dau. of son Nicholas : sister Joan Pye ; Thomas Clarke ; 
John Larcombe ; Robt. Channing ; Alice Palf rie ; Nathaniel Saunders ; sister 
Christian Channing ; Walter Lane ; John Bagwell ; Henry Adams ; Robt. 
Michell ; Nic. Bovvditch ; Peter Adams ; John Whedon ; William Knott ; 
Mathevv Cookney; Edward Moore. 

(No sig.) (Pr. 8 Jan. 1619-20.) 

Your Secretary and Annalist, while in England, examined the original 
of the will of John Rockett alias Wakeley, at Somerset House. It filled 
three pages of the large parchment INISS. books, but no one is permitted to 
copy those old wills entire and must be satisfied with transcripts such as is 
presented here. While there was no further reference to Wakely in the 
nature of an explanation why John Rockett carried that alias into his 
will, most other points are definite enough for our purpose. This entire 
family of Rocketts came to America, John coming with his sister Mary 
or Margery. We find in "Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts," page 388, 
the entry: ""John Rockett, propr., 1638, Dorchester Mass." Savage also 
mentions Nicholas, John and Richard Rockett, and says it is also written 
"Rockwood." The Adams family, members of which are mentioned in 
this will, the Channons, Pye, Wilkins and many other families from the 
parishes of Hawkechurch and Thornecombe came over during the next 
two or three years. One of our Vice-Presidents, Mrs. Deborah Pomeroy 
Darling, has made a close study of the Rockett family and found some very 
interesting and conclusive notes on the subject, developing the fact that 
the persons mentioned in John Rockett's will intermarried and were neigh- 
bors in the Colonies, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The name of Richard 
Rockett appears in the records of the first settlers of Dorchester in 1630. 
He removed to Weymouth, thence to Braintree, where he died in 1660. 
He was of the company that removed to Windsor, Conn., 1635-1636, but 
did not go there at the time of the migration. He had married Agnes, 
widow of Zachariah Bicknell, who came from Weymouth, England. This 
Richard is perhaps one of "the other children of said Thomas" mentioned 
in the will of John Rockett, the grandfather. Mrs. Darling continues : In 
the Medfield Record, "Nicholas Rockwood* and Margaret Holliock mar- 
ried May 16, 1656. Nicholas Rockwood, who was of the Wareham com- 
pany, England, came in the "Mary and John," Capt. Squebb ; landed first 
at Nantasket, and were first settlers of Dorchester before Boston was 
settled: he died at Medfield, 1680. This Nicholas was perhaps a son of 
John Rockett, mentioned in the will of his grandfather, as under twenty- 
one, his father being Thomas, and his uncle was Nicholas. 

"I examined the genealogy of Henry Adams and am sure that he was 
the Henry Adams mentioned in the Rockett will, and that Peter Adams also 
mentioned in that will was one of his sons, although he may have had a 
brother Peter. He came with eight sons and several of those sons moved 
to Medfield with the Rocketts, and the families intermarried also. President 
John Adams and his family claim descent from Henry Adams. 

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"On a stone in the Braintree cemetery, erected by John Adams, is 

^"^^". In memory of Henry Adams, who took his flight from the Dragon 
Persecution in Devonshire, England, and alighted with eight sons near 

Mt. Wollaston,' " etc. ^ ^ , t^ i .. c 

We now have three of the grandchildren of John Rockett, br., ac- 
counted for in America, leaving Robert Rockett, son of Thomas, to repre- 
sent the family in England. The Secretary found the will o Robert 
Rockett at Somerset House, and for a time thought it was the wi 1 of this 
Robert, as it was witnessed by John Pinnye. John Rockett the mder John 
Rockett the Younger, and Robert Pesinge ; pro. 13 Dec. 1500. Closer 
study, however, convinces that it is the will of Robert, brother of_ John 
Rockett the Elder. In this will there is an item giving Unto Richard 
Channon and Mary Rockett Three poundes six shillings eight pence apiece 
at their several ages of One and Twenty years." This Richard Channon 
was a nephew of both elder Rockets. , -r^ , j a 

To establish the identity of the names Rocket and Rock^vood, the 
deed found by Mrs. Darling will suffice. It is from the records m the 
court house at Cambridge, i\Iass. : „ . , ^ • tt , • ^ "^.^ 

"I John Rocet, husbandman, of Medway" give land in Hopkmton to 
my son John Rocket of Medway, part of a lot of land granted formerly to 
William Yory by the Gen'l Court 284 acres, bounded by land of Jasper 
Adams of Benjamin Thayer's heirs, on common land, on land of John 
Tones, land of Samuel Adkins, etc., Dec. 24, 1729, and in the third year of 
the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, by the Grace of God. 

of Great Britain King, &c." 

* John Rocket and Seal. 

"Jeremiah Daniel, 
"Henry Daniel, Witn. 

"Medway, March ve 21, 1739-40, John Rockivood within written 
appeared and fully acknowledged the within written instrument to be his 

act and deed. , ^, x . n 

"Before me, "Edward Clapp, Just. Peace. 

"Camb. January 31, 1746." 

Proved 13 Dec. 1600. 
(From '"Notes on the Early Rockwoods of Massachusetts," by Charles A. 

Flagg. 1905.) 

"Rockwood and Rockett are used interchangeably, with the latter form 
predominating. For example: The Vital Statistics of Medfield, Mass., 
down to 1728, as kept by the town clerks show eleven Rockets, forty-nine 
Rocketts, one Rockit, and five Rockwoods, all members of one family, ihe 
tradition is given here that one Rock-wood, a page at the Court of Henry 
VIII., played chess and won from the King a manor and that he received 
from the King for his arms six chess rooks." . 

Then the question arises : Is Mar;/ and Margery, a girl s name, also 
interchangeable? Is Margery a diminutive 'of Mary? It appears from the 
mass of records we have assembled that Eltweed Pomeroy's wife was as 
susceptible to pet names, or a change in style from the name bestowed at 



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christening, as are the young girls of the present day. She was christened 
Mary, married as Alarjerv, and died as Mary, tlie latter on authority of 
Windsor, Conn., records:' "Died, July 5, 1655, Mary, wife of Eltweed 
Pomeroy." 

(From a leaflet, compiled bv William W. Rodman, and communicated by 
Mrs. Henry Thorp Bnfkley, "Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., 
and Windsor, Conn., and' Four Generations of his Descendants," re- 
printed from Neiv England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
for July, 1902, zi-'ith some additions.) 

"Of his first wife, the mother of his eight children, ^we know only that 
she was named ]\Iary, and died in Windsor, July 5, 1655." 

The photograph of the register at the parish church of Crewkerne, 
Somerset, England, testified to by Herbert Gaye, Vicar, and presented 
herewith, studied through a strong glass, spells the name ''Maryery," and 
is no doubt intended for a diminutive of Mary. Hotten's Original List 
has a Mary spelled "Maryes" Harries, of Stoke Pomeroy in Devon, Eng- 
land ; aged twenty-three years or thereabouts. 

The prool is not conclusive, however, that Mary Rockett, dau. of son 
Thomas Rockett, of the will of grandfather John Rockett of Holdich, 
parish of Thornecombe. County Devon (the parish is in both Devon and 
Dorset) was wife of Eltweed Pomeroy. The parishes named in the will, 
and Honiton, Crewkerne and Beaminster are all within a radius of ten 
miles. The Annalist was at each of these places. All are reached by the 
London and Southwestern Railroad, except Beaminster, which is about 
six miles from the railroad, a conveyance running once a day. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury — Somerset House. Fol. 80. Wallop. 

In the name of God, Amen. On the 5th day of June, A. D. 1600, I 
Robert Rockett of Hawkechurch in the Countie of Dorset, sicke of bodie but 
perfecte of mind and memorie do make and ordaine this my last will and 
Testament in mannor and forme following, viz. : 

ffirst, I will and bequeath my soule into the hands of God and my bodie 
to the earth. 

Item. I give to the poor of the parish Twenty shillinges, the one-half 
to be distributed by my wief and the other half at the f feaste of the Nativitye 
of Christ next foUowinge. 

Item. I give unto every of my grd. children ffower pence. 

Item. I give unto Richard Channon and unto Mary Rockett Thre 
poundes six shillings eighte pence apiece at their several ages of One and 
Twenty years. 

Item. I give unto my sister Marie and Alice her daughter Thre shil- 
linges ffouer pence apeece. 

Item. I give unto Thomas Allen six shillinges eight pence. 

Item. I give unto Edward Bragg one-half acre of my wheate nowe 
in grounde. 

Itim. I give unto tiie thre eldest children of my sister Christian one 
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Item. I give unto my thre servantes every of them, a sheepe. 

Item. I give unto John Pinny the younger one heiffer of one yeares 

age- 
Item. I give unto John Pinney the elder one yew sheepe and all my 
outhouses (meaning shelter for sheep and poultry in the fields), with all 
such movable thinges as are appertaginge to the same, and one wood ryme 
standing againste and out-howse. 

All the rest of my goodes, chattells and household stufte whatsoever, 
moveable and unmoveable not before given or bequeathed I give and be- 
queathe unto Anne my weif whom I make my full and whole executrix, and 
after the decease of my wief unto Thomas Pynnye her sonne, and hereby re- 
nownce all former w'ills and gitiftes whatsoverer, and that tliis may the 
better stande and be in effecte I have called to witness 
John Pinnye 
John Rocket the elder 
John Rocket the younger 
and Robert Pesinge. 

Eltweed Pomeroy took the oath of Freeman in the Colony of Massa- 
i chusetts Bay on jMarch 4, 1632. — (Mass. Colony Records, Vol I. page 36^.) 
I * * * jjg ^^^g Qj^g q£ ^Yie first settlers and proprietors of the town of 
I Dorchester, and First Selectman in 1633. — (History of Dorchester, i8^g, 
I PP' 33-35-) * * * The first qualification essential to attain to the privi- 
i leges of Freeman was that the candidate be a member of some church, no 
I age limit being mentioned: "To the end the body of Freeman may be 
\ preserved of honest and good men. It is ordered, That henceforth no 
I man shall be admitted to the freedom of this commonwealth, but such 
I as are members of some of the Churches, within the limits of this jur- 
■i isdiction." — (Colonial Laws, 164"/) 

1 "In answer to that part of His Majestyes Letter of June 28, 1662, 

I Concerning Admission of Freemen: This Court doth Declare, That the 
I Law prohibiting all Persons except Members of Churches, and that also 
\ for allowance of them in any County Court, are hereby Repealed, And 
I do hereby also Order and Enact, That from henceforth all English men 
] presenting a Certificate under the hand of the Ministers, or Minister of 
i the Place where they dwell, that they are Orthodox in Religion, and not 
I Vicious in their Lives, and also a certificate under the hands of the Select- 
I men of the place, or the major part of them, that they are Free holders. 
I * * * It shall be in the liberty of all and every such Person or Persons, 
I being twenty-four years of age, Plouseholders, and settled Inhabitants in 
I this Jurisdiction, from time to time to present themselves and their desires 
\ to this Court, for their admittance to tlfe freedome of this commonwealth 
1 * * *" — (Extracts from Colonial Laws.) 

Following is the form of the oath prescribed to those who desired to 
attain to the honors and responsibilities of a Freeman: 

"I, (Eltweed Pomeroy) being by God's providence, an inhabitant & 
ffreeman within the jurisdiccon of this common weale doe freely acknowledge 
my selfe to be subject to the goverm't thereof, & therefore doe heere sweare, 
by the great and dreadfull name of the everlyveing God, that I wille be true 
and faithful to the same, & will accordingly yeild assistance and support 

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j thereunto, with my p'son & estate, as in equity I am bound, & will truly in- 

1 deavT to mainetaine & preserve all the Libertyes &. priviledges thereof, 

'I submitting my selfe to the wholesome lawes & orders made and established 

I by the same ; and furth'r that I will not plott nor practice any evill against 

I it, nor consent to any that shall soe doe. but will timely discover & reveale 

the same to lawfuU authority now here established, for the speedy pre- 
venting thereof. Moreover I doe solemnly bynde my selfe in the sight of 
God. that when I shalbe called to give my voice touching any such matter 
of this state, wherein ffreeman are to deale. I will give my voice & suffrage, 
as I shall judge in myne owne conscience may best conduce & tend to the 
publique weale of the body, without respect to p'sons, or fav'r of any man. 
Soe helpe mee, God, in the Lord Jesus Christ." — (Mass. Col. Rec. I. p. iij-) 

"Eltweed Pomeroy, who came from Devonshire, England, to this coun- 
try in 1630, lived in Dorchester and Windsor, and died in Northampton 
in 1673, and was progenitor of a large portion if not all who bear that 
name in the United States. He is represented to have been a man of good 
family, tracing his pedigree back to Sir Ralf de Pomeroy, a favorite knight 
of William the Conqueror, whom he accompanied into England, acting a 
conspicuous part in the battle of Hastings, fought Oct. 14, 1066, and after- 
wards building a castle called Berry Pom.eroy, still in preservation on the 
grant which he received from the crown." — (History of Easthampton, by 
Payson W. Lyman; in Essex Institute Library.) 

"Eltweed Pomeroy is in the list of those who were made freemen pre- 
vious to the date of the Church Records, August 23, 1636. 

"Besides the right of suffrage, the freemen enjoyed advantages in the 
division of the lands, and were members of the General Court until the 
representative system began." — (Good Old Dorchester; William Dana 
Orcutt.j 

"Pomeroy, Eltweed, b. in England about 15-5; d. in Northampton (?) 
; Mass., 1673 ; came to America 1630 ; elected head of the first local town 
government in any of the N. E. colonies, Oct. 23, 1635 ; removed to Windsor, 
Conn.. 1638." — (American Ancest.) 

"The first emigration to Windsor took place October, 1635. It was 
continued in the spring of 1636." — (Records of the First Church of Dor- 
chester, in New England.) 

"In 1636-37 Mr. Pomeroy emigrated with Rev. John Warham's con- 
gregation to Windsor, Conn." — (History of Dorchester.) * * * Refer- 
ence to him may be found in Stiles's "Ancient Windsor," Vol. I, p. 164, 
et seq. : "His place in the meeting house w as on the long seats. Land was 
granted him in 1638. He had a house and lot in the palisadeo, which he 
sold to Thomas Nowell in 1641 ; and he made gifts of houses and land to 
his son Caleb and his youngest son Joseph. * * * jn 1665 he made 
generous provisions for his " "dear and loving wdfe Lydia.' " 

"In 1671 he removed to Northampton, Mass., to live with his son, 
Medad. Tradition says he became blind. He died at his son's house in 
March, 1673, being eighty-eight years old." — (New England Historical and 
Genealogical Record.) 
(From "History of Ancient Windsor;" Stiles.) 

"William Thrall, plaintiff, against Eltwed Pomeroy, defendant. An 



133 ^itmtth Pnmprng in Ant^rtra 

action to the damage of £1 7s Od. In this action we (perhaps town clerk) 
finde for plaintilt; damage £1 7s Od ; cost £0 os 6d." 

"Pomeroy, Eltwood. 1638 (from Dorchester) lot gr. 15 r. wide (its 
s. w. cor. should be 22 r. X. of Palisado) ; sold lot in Pal. N. end of meet- 
ing house, on wh. he had built a ho. at time of Peq. war, to Thos. Nowell, 
1641 ; rem. to Northampton before Oct. 1671." 

"His son Caleb m. 1664, when his father gave him a part of the pater- 
nal home-lot w. of the st. which he sold, with the frame of a building; he 
sold also, to Talian Grant that part of the homestead E. of st. including 
that part wh. had been set out to Eltwood Pomeroy's wife, and the little 
stone house built by Mrs. Huit, which had been reserved, 1665, for his 
son Joseph, when his time should be out with Goodman Gunn." 

"After the Rev. Mr. Huit's death, in 1644, his widow had a dwelling 
on Pomeroy's land. The land records preserve this item : 'Whereas, Eltweed 
Pomeroy formerly gave Mrs. Elizabeth Huit, in the time of her widowhood. 
in way of courtesy, to build her a house, by the help of her friends adjoin- 
ing to the end of his dwelling-house, to use for her own during her life, 
which she enjoyed, and after her death the said Eltwed Pomeroy took it 
for his own, at a price agreed upon between him and those whom she desired 
as her overseers and friends, to order that little estate which she left for her 
children, which price he hath payed as they appointed him.' " 

"Eltweed Pomeroy had land on the Connecticut River, frontage on 
river 30 rods, E. 3 m. ; bd. N. by Roger Ludlow, S. by Will. Hill. Sold to 
Whiting; bo't from Wid. Whiting by John Bissell, who gave it to his son 
Thomas, 1658." 

"Eltweed Pomeroy (Eltwed, Eltwood) had a mare killed or lost during 
the Pequot troubles, 1637, for which, after much petitioning, the general 
court, he received an indemnity of ilO in wampum a. 6 a. penny." 

When the initial action was taken to establish a town government in 
this country, Eltweed Pomeroy readily demonstrated the fact that he had 
been a man of affairs and that he was familiar with business methods, and at 
once took a leading place in the community at Dorchester, where the first 
town government . was organized. He was one of the proprietors in that 
plantation and had been chosen as chairman of the board of Selectmen, 
comprised of twelve of the more notable men in the little colony of what 
is now known as the Dorchester District of Boston. 

This town government was organized in August, 1633, and the first 
town meeting in the United States was held at the junction of Cottage and 
Pond streets, in that town, over which Eltweed Pomeroy presided, by virtue 
of his office as first selectman. In those days the governor of a colony or 
community had no more power than a selectman, but was of equal influence. 

It is also held with justice that this community over which Eltweed 
Pomeroy presided as chairman of the board of selectmen, established the 
first free public school in the country, although this school was in part 
endowed by the proprietors of Thompson's Island. However, Dorchester 
more completely supported its public schools in 1639 by general taxation 
than Boston does now. 

The congregation of the first church of the Dorchester (Mass.) colony 
held its initial service in June, 1630. The meeting house was on the corner 



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of what is now East Cottage and Pleasant streets, Boston. It was built 
of logs, surrounded by palisades, and had a thatched roof; and a sentinel 
was kept on guard, so that it served as a place of refuge and defense against 
the Indians. On the first day of the week the colony held its meetings as 
a church ; on the second day of the week the town meetings were held. An 
I extract from the "Outlook" (New York) says: 

I "This Dorchester town meeting, the first in America, was the model of 

all the town meetings in New England, and the germ of our American 
commonwealths. Near by was soon established the first free school sup- 
ported by general taxation in America." 

It can therefore readily be believed that Eltweed Pomeroy was a man 
of large influence in this new environment, and believed in fostering all 
enterprises tending to educate and elevate the colony. 

Authorities differ concerning the year Eltweed Pomeroy and a number 
of the colonists of Dorchester moved with their minister, the Rev. Mr. 
Wareham, to Windsor, on the Connecticut river. It is probable, however, 
that it was in 1636 that the migration took place, and the records contain 
grants of land in that town in his favor in 1640. 

When Eltweed Pomeroy and his companions of the colony of Dor- 
chester moved their effects to Windsor, they carried along the records of 
Dorchester, which they had prepared up to that date. Eltweed's name 
appears in the list of the proprietors of Windsor, but the first record of lands 
was not made until 1640. In 1644 he was appointed, by order of the court, 
an inspector of linen and woolen yarn. 

(From the Dorchester Town Records.) 

"An agreement by the whole consent and vote of the Plantation, made 
Monday, 8th day of October, 1633 : 

"Imprimus, it is ordered for the general good and well ordering of the 
affairs of the Plantation, there shall be every Monday before the Court 
by eight of the clock in the morning; and be present upon the beating of 
the drum, a general meeting of the inhabitants of the Plantation, at the 
Meeting House, there to settle and set down such orders as may tend to 
the general good as aforesaid ; and every man to be bound thereby without 
gainsaying or resistance. It is also agreed that there shall be twelve men 
selected out of the company that may, or the greatest part of them, meet 
as aforesaid to determine as aforesaid, yet so as it is desired that the most 
of the Plantation will keep the meeting constantly, and all that are there 
although none of the twelve shall have a freer voice as any of the twelve, 
and that the greater vote, both of the twelve and the other shall be of force 
and efficacy as aforesaid. 

"And it is likewise ordered that all things concluded as aforesaid shall 
stand in force and be obeyed until the next monthly meeting and afterwards 
if it be not contradicted and otherwise ordered upon the said monthly meet- 
ing by the greatest number of those that are present as aforesaid. Moreover, 



135 SUmppb ^omproQ ttt Am^rtra 

because the Court in in vacancy of this said meeting, to 

continue till the first Monday in the month, 

Mr. JoHNSOiV, 

Mr. Eltweed Pomeroy, 

Mr. Richards. 

John Pier<pe, 

George Hull, 

William Phelps, 

Thom. Ford. 
"The proportion which each man is to have of the Town's pasture and 
other lands according to the same rule for division, for every one on tliis 

side of the river 

"The Maps of the Meadows beyond Naponset River ... .85. 




"On June 3, 1634, Eltweed Pomeroy was appointed by the General 
Court, Constable of Dorchester." (His official title, "Ca.," with above sig- 
nature, perhaps Captain or Constable, could not be reproduced in the photo- 
graph.) 

Quoting from an article in the American (Whig) Review, of New 
York, 1848, from the pen of the Hon. N. S. Dodge: 

"This Eltweed Pomeroy is represented to have been a man of good 
family, tracing his pedigree back to Sir Ralph de Pomeroy, who accom- 
panied William of Normandy into England. * * * Like most of the 
Dissenters of that age Eltweed was a mechanic, having for many years 
carried on the business of making guns to a large extent and with much 
reputation. Upon sailing for America, he closed his business, and selling 
most of his stock in trade, brought with him only his tools. After a 
residence of several years in Dorcester, the province of Massachusetts 
Bay offered him a grant of 1,000 acres of land on the Connecticut river on 
the condition of his -establishing his business as a gunsmith within the bounds 
of the province. He did so; and it is a curious fact that, among seven 
generations which succeeded him, there has been lacking at no time in the 
direct male branch of descent, a follower of the original trade. The only 
article of the Tools, of the old progenitor of the family, which he brought 
from England, known to be still in existence, is the original anvil, now 
in the possession of Lemuel Pomeroy, Esq.,* of Pittsfield, who was for 
more than thirty years a large contractor with the United States government 
for arms." 

Working in iron, fashioning implements of war, was perhaps inherent 
with Eltweed Pomeroy. In the early days of the Northmen the princes 
and other nobles of Norway were workers in iron. They made their own 
arms and armor, battle axes, spears, lances and other implements of war, 
and the Norman warriors of much later period continued the art or practice. 
Many Norman youths of generations not long in the past were bound ap- 

*Now (Jan. 5, 1912) in possession of Mrs. Edward Pomeroy, Pittsfield, 
Mass, 



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prentices as armorers in the guilds of England. These facts doubtless have 
some bearing on the facility with which our ancestors in America took so 
readily and spontaneously to the" occupation of making arms of offense 
and defense, swords, guns, pikes and the lances (which the matross carried) 
during the Revolutionary war. 
(Extracts from History of Dorchester, pp. 33-34-35. j 

"The first meeting house erected in Dorchester and the first in the 
Bay was built on Allen's Plain near the corner of Pleasant and Cottage 
streets in 1631, and the first settlers of Roxbury united themselves with 
the Dorchester Church and worshipped here with them. Air. Warham 
held a lecture here on the fourth day of each week by an understanding with 
the other plantations. This building was made a depot for military stores 
and before the apprehension of attack from Indians subsided was palisaded 
and guarded at night. Winthrop mentions that on the 19th of INIarch, 
1632, Mr. Maverick accidently set fire to a small barrell containing two 
or three pounds of powder in the new meeting house at Dorchester, which 
was thatched, and the thatch only blackened a little. The meetings of the 
inhabitants of the plantation were held in this building. It continued to 
serve the plantation for the first fifteen years of the settlement. 

"May 3d, 1633, the town granted leave to Mr. Israel Stoughton to 
build a water mill and in January following the mill and a bridge over 
the Neponset being completed, the privilege of erecting a fish wear was 
voted to Mr. Stoughton, he agreeing to sell alewives to the plantation for 
five shillings per thousand, and to give the inhabitants the preference in 
selling all fish taken. Stoughton agreed not to sell the mill without con- 
sent of the plantation. The General Court confirming these proceedings 
in September, 1634, upon condition of keeping in repair a sufficient horse 
bridge over the river. 

"Nov., 1634. Voted that a sufficient cartway be made to the mill at 
Neponset at the common charge if the charge exceeded not above 5 lbs. 

"The first general Court held by delegates or representatives met May, 
1634, when the Dorchester plantation sent Israel Stoughton, Wm. Phelps 
and Geo. Hull, the whole assembly consisting of twenty-four persons, rep- 
resenting eight towns. 

"Arrangements for burying grounds commenced with the following 
vote Nov., 1633. Agreed that there be a decent burial place bounded by 
Goodman Green and that shall be done by the raters and also a bier to 
carry the dead on. Alar. 3rd, 1634. Ordered that a new burying place 
last agreed upon shall be forthwith impaled with double rail pale five rods 
square. 

"The general Court voted Oct. 1, 1633, a tax of 400 Lbs. and the 
assessment show the relative importance of the town at that period. The 
proportions are to Dorchester 80 lbs. Boston, Roxbury, or Cambridge, 
Watertown and Charlestown 48 lbs. each. Sagus or Lynn 36 lbs. Salem 
28 lbs. Medford 12 lbs. The rates of Dorchester and Cambridge are the 
highest in the Colony. 

"The following chronological items are from Winthrop : 

"1631 Jan. a house burnt in Dorchester. 



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"1632 May. Dorchester men work on Boston Fort. 

"1632 Aug. Neponset Indians put in bilboas for assulting some Dor- 
chester people in their houses after which Chickalobot beat 
them. 

"1633 July 24 a ship arrived from Weymouth. Dorset, with about eighty 
passengers and twelve kin sat at Dorchester. 

"The emigration to Conn, of a large portion of the first settlers of 
Dorchester forms an important crisis in the affairs of the plantation. It 
deprived it of nearly one-half of its population including two ministers, Mess. 
Maverick and Warham, and a large part of intelligence and wealth which 
accompanied the first comers. This movement has been attributed to dif- 
ferent causes, but it appears rather to have been produced by a concurrence 
of sundry incidents than any one prominent motive. Cotton JNIather in 
reference to this subject says: ""Massachusetts soon became like a hive 
overstocked with bees and many thought of swarming into new plan- 
tations.' " 

The whole Colony contained at this time but five or six thousand 
people. Dorchester settlers were made acquainted wath the rich bottom lands 
of the Connecticut by Hall & Oldham in 1633. ]\Ir. Oldham had traded 
some with the Indians and had studied their language and customs and had 
their confidence. He is said to have been the first white man who had 
followed the Indian trail from the Bay Colonies to the valley of the 
Connecticut. His reports of the fertility of the soil created a feeling of 
unrest among the colonists of Dorchester which soon culminated in a be- 
lief that a change would be beneficial and in 1635-6 a strong company was 
formed to make the venture, comprising about sixty men, w^omen and chil- 
dren, with their cows, horses and other live stock. Although the distance 
was not great, their march was difficult and tedious until they reached the 
Connecticut river, where they found comparatively good paths. Although 
there is no definite knowledge of the course taken by the Dorchester emi- 
grants, writers agree that the route was through the site on which South 
Framingham now stands to Oxford, Sturbridge, Brimfield and Springfield, 
the time occupied in making the journey being two weeks. Their pro- 
visions and household effects went by water. Windsor at this time was 
also called Dorchester, and it was not until 1637 that the name was changed 
by the Commissioners' Court to Windsor, although its history as a town 
began in 1633. At a convention of representatives of the towns of Windsor. 
Hartford and Wethersfield it was decided that they would establish an in- 
dependent republic and be governed by a written constitution. This consti- 
tution was prepared perhaps by Thomas Hooker of Hartford, and the new 
republic received the name of Connecticut. Eltweed Pomeroy was a citi- 
zen of this Republic of Connecticut, and it was here at Windsor that his 
sons Joshua and Joseph were bom. 

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latr takpn up nf inalt^r Jf'iUr rum ani ntbrr prinitBuins for mg familg, ani 
also I|F I|aning paU> far mt stveml ^bts, for tljf pagra^nt ttjtrpof 3 60 bg tljifi 



I Ci^n^aliigg at thr Pomprng iFamllg 13B 

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•] at tijp bottom nf mg mralinm, nrxt tljp grrat riurr, against I?is mraJioro, aa tnlll 

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The above document is the last writing with signature of Eltweed 
Pomeroy that has been discovered. He was 84 years old at this time and 
it is said, almost totally blind. It is evident that he was preparing to 
go to the home of his son, Medad, at Northampton, where he died, March, 
1673, ae. 88. 

•• 



"We will build us a house at the forks of the road. 
And watch this race of men go by'' 

This second generation records the children of the four sons of Eltweed 
Pomeroy who lived to marry ; no daughters lived to marry. 

7 MEDAD POMEROY, {Eltweed), bapt. at Windsor, Ct., Aug. 19, 
1638; freeman May 31, 1661; settled at Northampton. Mass., 1659; 
m. (1) Nov. 21, 1661, Experience, dau. of Henry Woodward, of 
Dorchester and Northampton, d. June 8, 1686; he' m. (2) Sept. 8. 
1686, Abigail, dau. of Elder John Strong, widow of Rev. Nathaniel 
Chauncey, of Hatfield, d. April 15, 1704; he m. (3) Jan. 24, 1705, 
Hannah, dau. of William and Joanna Warriner, of Springfield, and 
widow of Thomas Noble of Westfield, b. Aug. 17, 1643; he d. Dec. 
30, 1716. 

Sd gen. Children, b. Northampton, by ist wife: 

12 John Pomeroy, b. Aug. 24, 1662. + 

13 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Dec. 14, 1664; d. Feb. 17, 1665. 

14 Mehitable Pomeroy, b. July 3, 1666. + 

15 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. May 30, 1669. + 

16 Joseph Pomeroy, b. June 26, 1672. + 

17 Medad Pomeroy, b. June 17, 1674; d. July 10, 1674. 

18 . Eliakim Pomeroy, b. Aug. 10, 1675 ; d. July 23, 1676. 

19 Mindwell Pomeroy, b. July, 1677. + 

20 Thankful Pomeroy. b. Mav 31, 1679. + 

21 Mary Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1684. + 

22 John Pomeroy, b. March 20, 1686. 

By 2d wife: 

23 Samuel Pomeroy, b, Sept. 16, 1687. + 

Deacon Medad Pomeroy, when he arrived at Northampton, in 1659, 
was welcomed by the authorities on account of his skill, knowledge of 



139 ®lj? S^rottb (B^twtutxnn 

which had preceded him, and granted a chest of tools and some land. He 
was twenty-one years of age, with a robust constitution, master of an 
excellent trade, that of general smithing, acquired from his father, but 
with few tools. The town was but five years settled. inhat>itants were scarce. 
and ever}^ accession to the number, especially a skilled gim-smith, was 
heartily welcomed, although he was not, we have reason to believe, the first 
blacksmith who came to Northampton. John Webb preceded him, bringing 
a full complement of tools. It may be reasonably conjectured that ^Medad 
Pomeroy went to work for Webb, and soon proved by his skill, ability 
and industry that he was a desirable inhabitant, and a man worthy of 
encouragement. In August, 1660, the following resolve was passed: "John 
Webb's tools that I\Iedad Pomeroy shall have on terms: A pair of bel- 
lows, an anvil, a hand hammer, one hammer, three pairs of tongs, a beak 
iron, a slice, a nailing stake, two chisels, one nailing hammer." The terms 
on which the tools were granted are not stated. * * * "On the 13th Dec. 
1664, at a legal town meeting the town gave IMedad Pomeroy the tools 
they had of John Webb, as long as he lives in the town, but if he removes 
out of the town he is then to leave them to the town ; but in case he dies 
in the town the tools are to belong to his estate, provided he do the town 
work." In 1670 it was voted to give him the "Smith's tools that he had 
of the town in his hand by a clear vote without any condition." 

"In 1675, Medad Pomeroy was chosen Selectman, to which position 
he was re-elected twenty-seven times. He was first chosen Deputv- in 
,1677, and was six times re-elected to that important position, his last service 
being in 1692. He was chosen County Treasurer in 1698, and was a 
number of times re-elected to that office, until the year of his death. It 
appears that in some years he held not less than six important town offices 
at the same time. He not only held various judicial offices, but was em- 
ployed in the settlement of estates, and his record as a public officer was 
both honorable and enterprising. 

"It has been intimated that he was a lawyer. This may be correct, 
though it is hardly probable that he had studied law, and there is no evidence 
that he ever practiced at the bar. But there is evidence that he had a keen, 
judicial mind, and that he comprehended intuitively the salient points of 
any cause which came before him in his manifold duties. As we have 
said, he held various judicial offices, and was frequently employed in the 
settlement of estates. In 1678 he was appointed Clerk of the Writs 
(Register of Deeds) for Northampton by the Court of Sessions, and held 
that office till near the close of his life. In 1684 he was commissioned by 
the same court 'to tend small causes.' Several years after, and for a 
number of years in succession, he served as one of the Associate Justices 
for the County of Hampshire." 

Medad Pomeroy's home-lot, granted by the town, was situated in the 
vicinity of Bridge Street Cemetery, but it is doubtful whether he ever 
occupied this lot. He bought an acre on Aleeting-House Hill, where he 
resided till his death, Dec. 30, 1716. His homestead, which eventually 
consisted of twelve acres in the heart of the settlement, is remarkable for 
the number born upon it in the line of Deacon Medad having 
military service and titles, at least nine, namely: Hon. Ebenezer, Major 



(g^n^alflgg of th? Pomprng iFamtlu 140 

of Infantry; Captain John Pomeroy, Ensign Josiah Pomeroy, Captain 
Joseph Pomeroy, General Seth Pomeroy, Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy, (killed at 
Lake George), Major Daniel Pomeroy (his son), Captain Elisha Pomeroy, 
and Colonel Thomas Pomeroy. He also took an honorable part in the 
engagement at Turner's Falls, May 19, 1676. 

"Deacon Medad Pomeroy was a man of large estate ; one of the first 
men in the town ; a gun-smith like his father ; a leader of men also like his 
father ; with the same strong character, both being men of liberal and inde- 
pendent minds, determined to keep their civil and religious liberty. Puritans 
always." 

"He was Deputy to the General Court many years, having been chosen 
in 1677, re-elected in 1683, 1684, 1685, 1686, 'l690, and 1692. * * *" 
— Sylvester Judd. 

In 1686 he accumulated considerable real estate in diflferent parts of 
the town, and his son, Ebenezer Pomeroy, owned twelve acres in the very 
center of the village, adjoining the first acre bought of Thomas Salmon, 
having received all but three and a half acres from his father by deed. He 
was a man of strong natural common sense, rough and rugged in manner 
and expression, as were the majority of his contemporaries, but just in all 
his dealings, and conscientious in the discharge of every duty. A strong 
will and a dominating presence made him a leader in a community where 
tenacity of purpose, physical endurance, and acuteness of intellect were the 
chief characteristics. To hkn as much as to any other among the early 
settlers is the town indebted for the efficient establishment of the founda- 
tions of that thrift and prosperity, and those Christian and educational privi- 
leges that have continued for two hundred and sixty years to bless and 
enrich the community. 

^'He had great respect and love for his parents, and in 1672 brought 
his aged father from Windsor to Northampton, took him into his own 
family and amply provided for him during the rest of his life. He was 
indued with strong religious principles, was chosen deacon of the church 
in 1675, and became one of its strongest supporters. At the time of his 
death it was said in an obituary that Northampton had been deprived of 
one of its most prominent and influential citizens. Full of years, honored 
and respected, he had been identified more than any other citizen then 
living with the earlier history of the place. This son of Eltweed Pomeroy 
was descended from a long line of English ancestry, dating back in un- 
broken succession to the time of William the Conqueror." 

Experience Woodward, his wife and the mother of eleven children, 
was daughter of Henry Woodward, who came in 1635 with Rev. Richard 
Mather, united with the church at Dorchester in 1639, freeman Alay 10, 
1643, and with wife Elizabeth sold land in 1659, and went to Northampton 
with Clark and CunlifiFe. At its formation, Trumbull says, he was Quarter- 
master of the Hampshire Troop in 1663. He was accidentally killed at the 
upper com mill in 1685. He was frequently Commissioner and also Select- 
man. ^Ir. Clap says he was a physician, but that there is no indication 
that such was the case. The Register of Child well Parish, England, records 
his baptism as 22 ]\Iarch 1607, son of Thomas Woodward of North Woolton, 
County Lancashire, England, Esq., and Elizabeth Tynen, who were married 



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23 May 1592. She died 13 Aug. 1690. Their other children were : Freedom, 
who married Jedediah Strong; Thankful, who married Capt. John Tavlor; 
and John, who married Ann Dewey, daughter of Thomas of Windsor. 

8 CALEB POMEROY, (Eltzcced), bap. at Windsor. .March 6. 1641; 
m. March 8, 1665, Hepzibah Baker, b. May 10, 1646. dau. of Jeffrey 
Baker and Joan Rockwell, of Windsor, Conn. He was one of the 
original settlers of Northampton, was made freeman in 1663, had 
home lot in section 6, subscribed three pounds of flax to the Harvard 
College fund ; took part in the Falls Fight, j\Iay 19, 1676. In 1686 
he sold his place and moved to Southampton or Easthampton, Mass., 
and is ancestor of all the Pomeroys of those places, except Captain 
Lemuel Pomeroy; he was identified with the town from the first 
and was still active in promoting the welfare of the place as a promi- 
nent and mfluential citizen up to the time of his death, Nov. 18, 
1691, a victim to the epidemic of fever and ague prevalent at the 
time. 

3d gen. Children, b. Northampton, except first and tenth: 
24 Hepzibah Pomeroy, b. Windsor, July 27, 1666 ; d. voung at North- 
ampton. 

Samuel Pomeroy, b. May 29, 1669. + ' 

Abigail Pomeroy, b. Oct. 20, 1671. + 

Hepzibah Pomeroy. b. Jan. 19. 1673 ; m. Jan. 25, 1705, Walter Lee 
of Westfield; his estate was settled in 1709. 
Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. jMarch 14. 1674 ; d. Sept. 12, 1699. 

29 Caleb PoiiEROY, b. Mav 3, 1677; d. April, 1690. 

30 Eldad Pomeroy, b. Dec. 6, 1679. + 

31 Hannah Pomeroy, b. July 4, 1682. + 

32 Mercy Po^ieroy, b. Sept. 20, 1684. + 

33 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Southampton, Aug. 6, 1687; m. June 21, 1709, 
Deliverance Church: m. (2) Dec. 12. 1721, Noah Wright. 

An old document recites that Caleb received a grant of "land from his 
father Eltweed on his entering into marriage with Hepzibah Baker, a part 
of a child's portion at present one acre of land : that he also engaged the 
remaining portion of land in that dose for Caleb at his death: but now. 
Whereas, Caleb bought a couple of oxen of his father and was to pay his 
father il8 for them in work, as he needed it yearly, in six vears. and he 
having paid little of it, and now going to Northampton, his 'father is ne- 
cessitated to sell the acre of land to John Grant for £7, and promises that 
the £7 shall go for the oxen or land : if he pays for the oxen he will make 
good the land sold with an acre as good at his death, 

"This Deed or Instrument made this Twenty ninth of May, 
i686: annoq nae Primo Regni Jacobi Secundi : Witne'sseth : That Caleb 
Pumery of Northampton in the County of Hampshire of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England of his own free will and with ye consent 
and approbation of Hepzibar Pumery his Beloved wife, for and in con- 
sideration of Three Score Pounds already Received by Thomas Shelding. 
Cordwainer, of the same Town County & Colony In New England, for 
which he Doth fully acquitt and Discharge Sd Shelding & by these 



28 



(BtmtLlog^ of tl)^ Pflut^rog Jmntl^ 142 

presents doth give grant bargain Sell Alienate and hath given granted 
alienated Bargained Sold & firmly fully absolutely and clearly made 
over unto the afors^ Shelding his heirs and Successors a certain Parcell 
of Land Sometime belonging unto Deacon Hanchet. with the house 
Barns Gardens Tools Orchard thereto belonging Which land lieth in 
Northampton and is Thus Bounded: By the highway westerly: by the 
Meadow fence Easterly by land sometime Belonging to George Lankton 
northerly : and by the land of John Stebbins Deceased Southerly : Con- 
taining two acres and half more or less: all of Aviiich houseing and lands 
according to the butments and bounds or by what bounds soever bounded 
or name called The above s^ Caleb Pumery doth hereby give bargain Sell 
alienate confirm and make over ; & 'by these presents hath for himself 
his heirs executors & administrators given granted Bargained Sold 
alienated and firmly freely absolutely & Clearly confirmed and passed 
over unto tlie aboves^ Thomas Shelding his heirs administrators execu- 
tors & assigns; 

To Have and To Hold possess & enjoy quietly and Peaceably and by 
vertue of These presents Shall from time to time & at all times here- 
after quietly & peaceably hold occupie Possess & enjoy the same, full 
& clear and Clearly acquitted & Discharged of & from all and all manner 
of formes & other gifts grants bargaines Sales and leases Judgments 
executions mortgages Jointers Doweries Entailes forfeitures Titles of 
inheritance and from all and every other Incumbrance w*hatsoever had 
made committed Done or Suffered to be Done at any time Whatsoever, 
hereby Giveing unto the afores^ Thoimas Shelding for himself his heirs 
& Successors quiet and peaceable Possession of the aforesd houseings 
& land of every Part & Parcel Thereof, with all Privilidges benefits 
profits advantages commonages Commodities Conveniences Rights lib- 
erties freedom immunities Town Rights Divisions SubDivisions Heredit- 
aments Emoluments ways Passages water way courses Trees timber 
Stones and all or any other appurtenance Thereto Belonging; hereby 
Alsoe soe yielding Renouncing Relinquishing Quit Claiming Discharging 
and Delivering up unto the s^ Shelding his heirs & Successors all his 
Right tide priviledge Claims & Interest in or unto the afors<i land and 
housing & all & singular the premises and particulars above mentioned & 
they do Covenant Promise & Testifie to and with the s^ Shelding that at 
the time of their Subs.cribing to and Sealing of this Instrument that they 
were the true Real Sole & Proper owners of the premises and at That 
Time Stood lawfull}^ Seized and possessed of the same, and had in them- 
selves had full power and lawfull authority to Sell Grant Convey & assure 
the same, as a good Perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
without any manner of Condition Revertion or limitation Soe as to alter 
change Defeate or any way to make void the same: And that they 
will and Shall from time to time and at all times here after Defend 
Warrant and maintain the same to & against all & Every Person laying 
lawful claim to it or any part thereof; and they Doe farther engage to 
Deliver up unto S^ Shelding all such Deeds & writings Coppies grants 
Scripts or Transcripts which they have in their Custody Particularly re- 
lating to y^ premises hereby Declaring The above s^ houseing and land 



143 ®l|? S'frottb (^mttntmn 

to be the True Real & proper estate of the above s<i Shelding his heirs 
executors administrators & assigns the which he or they may record 
or enroll to Them Selves or make over by Deed or Will to any other Per- 
son whomsoever ; and for the assurance and confirmation of the premises ; 
They Do farther Engage to Do or Cause to be Done Such act or acts in 
law as sd Shelding or his heirs Shall Reasonably Desire or Demand 
at his or their own proper Cost or Charge, and In Testimony of Their 
Consent to the premises They have here unto set their hands and 
Scales the day and year above s^. 

"Caleb Pumery & Scale 
"Hepziba'h Pumery & Scale 
"Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us : 
(Test) "Joseph Hawley 

"Enos Kingsley 

"Hepzibah the Relic of Caleb Pumery Deceased & Samuel Pumer)- 
his son appeared in this Court being Impowered by s^ Court as Admin- 
istrators to the deceaseds Estate and s^ Hepzibah in her own Capacitie 
also acknowledged this Instrument to be their Act & Deed and the act 
of her late husband and her act, also relinquishing all her Right in the 
premises to s<i Shelding before the Court in Northampton : March :2g : 
1692: 

(Attests) "Samuel Partridge, Clerk 

"On the 29th day of Mayii/ij: This Deed was received and was 
then Here Registered from the Original. 

"John Pynchon, Regt." 

After his removal to Southampton Caleb Pomeroy acquired large 
tracts of land in that region, and many localities of interest were named for 
him, as Pomeroy Mountain, Pomeroy Ford and Pomeroy Meadows. In 
certain natural aptitudes Caleb Pomeroy excelled, but his force, it is said, 
was toward nature rather than object, and this trait has been projected into 
his descendants in strong measure. As a rule we find them following the 
life of the farmer, even to the tenth generation. 

10 JOSHUA POMEROY, {Eltweed), bap. at Windsor, Nov. 22, 1646; 
m. (1) Aug. 20, 1672, Elizabeth Lyman, b. Windsor, dau. of Richard 
Lyman and Hepizibah Ford (dau. of Thomas Ford) of Windsor, 
d. March 22, 1676; he m. (2) Jan. 9, 1677, Abigail Cooke, b. 1660, 
dau. of Nathaniel Cook of Windsor; he was among the early set- 
tlers of Northampton; gave four pounds of flax (4s) to Harvard 
College; he removed to Deerfield, where he settled, and on March 
30, 1682, there was made to him a grant of "seven cow commons," 
and a four-acre lot on Green River. In 1686, he built thereon the 
first house in Greenfield. He was on the first board of Selectmen, 
and prominent in the affairs of the settlement. He d. at Deerfield, 
Oct. 16, 1689, and his widow, Abigail, m. (2) about 1691, David 
Hoyt of Deerfield, Both were captured by Indians, Feb. 29, 1704. 
Mr. Hoyt was starved to death, but his wife was redeemed, and m. 
(3) Nathaniel Rice of Wallingford, Conn. 



C§Ftt^aliirty of tit? Pumrrng iFamilg 144 

3d gen. Children by ist ivife, b. Northampton: 

34 John Pomeroy, b. May 2, 1674; d. Nov. 20, 1674. 

35 Joshua Pomeroy, b. Sept. 24, 1675. + 

Children by 2d ivife, b. Dcerncld: 

36 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. 1677 ; d. Nov. 16, 1688. 

Z7 Nathaniel Pomeroy. b. ]\Iarch 9, 1680; killed at Pomeroy's Island 
Ford, July 16, 1698, when in pursuit of a party of Indians who had 
captured two boys the day before at Hatfield. The pursuing party 
reached the location of the present town of Vernon, Vt., on horses 
and lay in wait upon the river bank. When the Indians appeared on 
the opposite side of the stream, the colonists opened fire upon them. 
The Indians and one of the boys jumped into the river and gained the 
shore. Believing that the savages were about to kill the lad, fire was 
again opened, the enemy seeking cover. The boy managed to join 
his companion in the canoe, and both succeeded in crossing the river 
in safety, but one of the Indians who attempted to intercept them 
was shot. Five or six of the colonists then embarked in the canoe 
in order to gain possession of the other one, which had lodged on 
Pomeroy Island, a little distance down the stream. The Indians 
concealed on the opposite bank, fired upon them when they ap- 
proached, killing Nathaniel Pomeroy of Deerfield, who was the last 
soldier that fell in this war. The Indians were of the tribe Pocum- 
tucks. 

38 Abigail Pomeroy, b. July 23, 1682; d. Nov. 8, 1688. . 

39 Mary Pomeroy, b. March 5, 1685. 

40 John Pomeroy, b. March 27, 1687 ; d. June 3, 1691. 

41 Lydia Pomeroy, b. March 5, 1689; captured by Indians at Deer- 
field, Feb, 29, 1704, but redeemed ; m. Nathaniel Pender of Westfield. 

11 JOSEPH POMEROY, {Eltweed), bap. at Windsor, June 20, 
1652; m. June 26, 1677, Hannah Lyman, b. July 20, 1660, d. Oct. 11, 
1736, dau. of Richard Lyman and Hepzibah Ford (dau. of Thomas 
Ford) and sister of Joshua Pomeroy's wife, Elizabeth Lyman. He 
was also one of the early settlers of Northampton, and is credited 
to that town as a soldier in King William's war, having served at 
intervals between 1688 and 1698. It is said that he lived in West- 
field, Mass., and Lebanon. Conn., and in 1703 removed to Colchester, 
and about 1715 he removed to Boston, locating near Corn-hill. He d. 
Sept. 22, 1734 (or 1739). 

Sd gen. Children: 

42 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Sept. 1, 1678; d. Nov. 26, 1678. 

43 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 13, 1679; d. Jan. 7, 1680. 

44 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Feb. 7, 1681 ; d. Aug, 4, 1683, 

45 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Jan. 25, 1683. -r 

46 Joseph Pomeroy, b. and d. Sept., 1685. 

47 Medad Pomeroy, b. Nov. 4, 1686; lived in Colchester, and d. there 
Oct. 4, 1740, 

48 John Pomeroy, b. July 11, 1688; d. Aug. 2, 16S8. 



145 51^^ ^gronb (ggngratton 

49 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Feb. 3. 1690. + 

50 HaxNNah Pomeroy, b. April 2, 1694; d. before 1698. 

51 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Dec. 20. 1695. + 

52 Hannah Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1698. + 

53 Noah Pomeroy, b. at Windsor, May 19, 1700. + 

Joseph Pomeroy removed to Colchester very early in the settlement 
of that town, and was one of the original proprietors. He had a division 
or a home lot, as it is sometimes spoken of, in the first allotment in 1701, 
on the hill "Chemantups" (a hill in the north part of the town, so called by 
the Indians from its resemblance in shape to a human skull), and probably 
lived there. 

In 1703 he was appointed, together with Ebenezer Coleman, a_ com- 
mittee to eject at their sole expense, certain trespassers "by force if nec- 
essary," who were taking up land in a place called Pang^vonk, (south and 
west of Gardner's Lake), under the authority of one ^lajor Palmer, who 
claimed to have derived a title to certain lands there from an Indian, one 
Captain Sanape. They were finally successful in doing this, and for their 
services the proprietors granted them each one hundred acres of the land 
in dispute. Joseph Pomeroy was a man of prominence in town affairs. 
We find him an officer during the whole time covered by his residence 
here. In 1703 he was appointed to run the town lines between this and 
other towns. In 1708 he was chosen constable, collector and lister. We 
find his name among a list of fifty-two who were proprietors of the town 
in 1713; also, in this year w^e find that he sold two farms in Colchester; 
and also, the following entry in the records : 

"Dec. 14, 1713. To ball all town 'Counts, £00 13 3." 

Probably this was in settlement of his accounts with the town as a 
Collector, etc., which closes his connection with the town of Colchester, as 
far as we can ascertain, as his name after that disappears from the records. 

The Colchester records has the following: "The General Court, Oct. 
17, 1703, having been petitioned, granted to the inhabitants of Colchester 
liberty to imbody themselves into church estate and to call and settle an 
orthodox minister of ye Gospel among them w-ith the advice and consent of 
neighboring churches." He was one of the earliest members of this church. 

In connection with his church history, w^e find in Stiles' History of 
Windsor, a letter dated 2 April 1711, written by him to Nathaniel Loomis 
of Colchester, in which he says : 'T being heare at Windsor to see whether 
Mr. Thomas Elsworth would come and compleate the Bargain which he 
and you made concerning ye fi.nishing of our meeting-house, and he says 
yt he is no ways concerned, having agreed with you to finish the work, 
which I know to be so, and your not coming to do it makes some trouble 
amongst us," and urges him to come and attend to the matter, threatening 
if he does not that "we shall speedily put you to trouble about it;" etc. 

In 1728 we find in the Boston town records that Joseph Pomeroy was 
chosen clerk of the markets. * * * In 1730, that he was chosen and 
sworn as Constable of Boston. * * * In 1733, that he paid a tax of 8s 
for repairs to pump in the Towns Ground, Corn-Hill, Boston. 



"Give out from among you three men from 
each tribe; and I will send them, and they shall 
rise, and go through the land, and describe it 
in accordance to the inheritance of them." 

— Joshua. 

12 JOHN POMEROY, (Medad, Eltzveed), b. Aug. 24, 1662, North- 
ampton. Mass.; m. April, 30, 1684, Mindwell, dau. of Isaac Shel- 
don and Mary Woodford, b. Feb. 24, 1666; he d. at Northampton, 
June 23, 1686; she m. (2) April 19, 1687, John Lyman, son of John 
and Dorcas; settled in Durham, Conn.; d. there April 8, 1735. 

4th gen. Children, b. Northampton: 

54 Experience Pomeroy^ b. Oct. 8, 1685. + 

55 John Pomeroy, (posthumous son), b. Jan., 1687. 

14 MEHITABLE POMEROY, (Medad, Eltweed), b. Northampton, 
July 3, 1666 ; m. Nov, 4, 1686, Lieut. John King, Jr., b. July 5, 1657, 
Northampton, d. 1702, son of John King and Sarah Holton; she d. 
Nov. 8, 1755. John King was chosen Ensign of the Northampton com- 
pany of minute-men recommended by the First Provincial Congress, 
previous to which he had been concerned in "Father Rale's war." 
He was with the deer-hunting party, consisting of Daniel Pomeroy, 
Seth Lyman and Major Allen, at the time the latter was shot by 
Seth Lyman, who in the snowy atmosphere mistook him for a deer. 
This caused great excitement, and Mr. Lyman was brought before 
the Court of General Sessions after the death of Major Allen. He 
pleaded not guilty but was bound over in the sum of £10,000 to 
. the Supreme Court for trial. John King and Daniel Pomeroy were 
I recognized in the surn of £100 each to appear as witnesses. Lyman was 
tried and acquitted. John King served in the Revolution as Lieuten- 
ant of a company of minute-men in 1777, and took part against the 
Ely insurrection.^ 

4th gen. Children, b. Northampton: 

56 Mehitable King, b. March 31, 1690; m. April 13, 1712, Eliakim, 
son of Thomas, Jr., and Alary (Stebbins) Strong. 

57 Experience King, b. April 17, 1693; m. Aug. 16, 1716, Col. Timothy 
Dwight, b. at Hartford, Conn., Oct. 19, 1694, son of Nathaniel and 
Mehitable (Partridge) Dwight; a lawyer and prominent in North- 
ampton affairs ; for upward of twenty years succeeding the incorpora- 
tion of Southampton as a district, Northampton was represented 
in the General Court by only three different persons. Col. Timothy 
Dwight being the representative for eight years in succession, from 
1758 to 1765. He served his town in Father Rale's war, and after 
the fall of Louisbourg. 

58 Medad King, b. March 26, 1699; m. Oct. 31, 1732, Rebecca, dau. 
of Nathaniel and Rebecca Strong, b. Dec. 7, 1731. 

59 Catherine King, b. Aug. 17, 1701; m. (1) Nov. 17, 1724, James 



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Heacock, who d. June 7, 1725; m. (2) May 25, 1730, Nathaniel 
Phelps. 

60 John King, b. April 1, 1704; m. April 17, 1735, Abigail, dau. of 
Jonathan Root; he d. April 5, 1745. . 

61 Twin, b. June 1, 1706; died soon. 

62 Twin, b. and d. same. 

63 Thankful King, b. Feb. 18, 1709; d. March 7, 1709. 

15 HON. MAJOR EBENEZER POMEROY, (Medad, Eltzvecd), b. 
May 30, 1669; m. (1) Alay 4, 1691, Hannah, dau. of Ebenezer and 
Hannah (Clapp) Strong, b. Oct. 7, 1669, d. Nov. 29, 1691; he m. 
(2) Dec. 26, 1692, Sarah, dau. of Capt. John and Sarah (Holton) 
King,* b. May 3. 1671, d. Nov. 5, 1747; he d. Jan. 27, 1754. He was 
prominent in civil and military affairs, as Captain, ]\Iajor, Commis- 
sioner to meet with the Indians at Albany in 1724, member of Her 
Majesty's Council of the Province (Anne, dau. of James II.), etc.; 
and his duties as High Sheriff' were manifold. He was an active 
and steadfast Christian and a deacon in the church. 

4th gen. Children, h. Northampton: 

64 Sarah Pom erg y, b. Nov. 23, 1693 ; d. young. 

65 John Pomeroy, b. April 1, 1695. + 

66 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Sept. 18, 1697. + 

67 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Sept. 5, 1700. + 

68 Simeon Pomeroy, b. Feb. 21, 1702; drowned in the Connecticut 
river while returning from an expedition against Indians. April 24, 
1725. He was with a large scouting party toward the frontiers of 
Canada under command of Capt. Thomas Wells, of Deerfield. and 
the canoe in which he was crossing capsized near the mouth of 
Miller's river ; he was a soldier and twenty-two years of age. 

69 Josiah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 29, 1703. + 

70 Seth Pomeroy, b. Alav 20, 1706. + 

71 Daniel Pomeroy, b. March 27. 1709. 4- 

72 Thankful Pomeroy, b. July 12, 1713. + 

"Hon. Ebenezer Pomeroy, Esq., as he is designated on the records, was 
one of the leading citizens of Northampton. He was a gunsmith and a man 
of energy and ability. During Queen Anne's war with Canada, in 1711, 
among the eighteen companies furnished by Massachusetts, one company- 
was from Hampshire county, of which Ebenezer Pomeroy was in command, 
with a commission as Captain. This company was under pay from June 
2, to Oct. 26, 1711. The pay roll amounted to £367.2.10, but the muster 
roll of the company has not been preserved. The several expeditions against 
Canada during this war cost Massachusetts in the aggregate about £80,000. 
He engaged also in King William's war at times between 1688 and 1698; 

^♦John King, "The Puritan," father of Sarah, came from England about 
1645, at the age of sixteen years; m. Nov. 18, 1658, Sarah Holton; they had 
twelve children. William Holton and his wife Sarah, (parents of Sarah who 
married John King) came in the ship "Francis" in 1634, and settled in North- 
ampton in 1655; they had eight children. Sarah Holton married John King 
Nov. 18, 1656, Northampton, William Holton died Aug. 12, 1691. 



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his services in Queen Anne's war being at intervals between 1704 and 
1713. Whether in recognition of this niiHtary service, or for some other 
good and sufficient reason not named, he was granted in 1716, a large 
tract of land between Northampton and Springfield. The grant comprised 
"All the remaining part of the Half mile Square : Between us and Spring- 
field, Saving what was Before Granted to Capt. John Taylor and his two 
sonSj viz. : Thomas and Samuel." The grant to Capt. Taylor and his two 
sons was eighty acres, near Whiteloaf brook, which w^as afterward in the 
town of Southampton. This property descended to Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy, 
son of General Seth, and grandson of Ebenezer, who settled in Southampton 
in 1776. 

On June 27, 1735, Ebenezer Pomeroy received an appointment from 
England as a justice-of-the-peace ; and again on June 23, 1743. * * * 
Extracts from Northampton records say: "Several lawsuits resulted from 
the Hatfield boundary question, Northampton being the defendant on this 
occasion." That towm appointed Ebenezer Pomeroy attorney with "full 
power to Constitute one or more attorneys under him as he shall see meet." 

* * * "At the same time the town voted that the Three Guns which were 
delivered to the three Captains (undoubtedly Captain Preserved Smith, 
John Parsons, and Ebenezer Pomeroy), that did belong to the Towne that 
said -guns should be sold and that Ebenezer Pomeroy should be supplied 
with money out of the effects of said guns for going to Boston And oblig- 
ing Layers and Insident Charges that should be expended in such case." 

* * * In 1721 he was elected one of the three trustees to distribute loans 
in the towns, with the provision that "the parties give satisfactory security." 

Under date of June 11, 1745, Ebenezer Pomeroy writes to his son, 
Major Seth, then on the war expedition to Louisbourg: "I would inform 
you and your soldiers that God in his Providence has stirred up a remark- 
able spirit of prayer in this city, for victory in this grand expedition and I 
hear also throughout the land, for in this town the parents and some other 
relatives of those gone in the expedition, have constantly set apart some time 
every week to pray to God for success in this grand affair and we have good 
reason to believe that it hath not been in vain; for God hath in a remark- 
able manner smiled upon the fleet and army." 

He inherited from his father. Deacon Medad Pomeroy, by deed in 
1709, the home lot, and the adjoining land, about nine acres in all. The 
deed conveyed the homestead "with houses, barns, shops, water courses 
and all appurtenances." The water courses refer to an aqueduct supplying 
the place with water, the pipes or logs extending to a reservoir on a lot on 
Elm street, afterwards the property of Elijah Clark. 

16 CAPT. JOSEPH POMEROY, (Medad, Eltweed), b. June 26, 
1672, Northampton, Mass.; m. Nov. 29, 1692, Hannah,* dau. of 



•In the settlement of the estate of Richard Seymour, recorded in Hartford 
probate records, vol. iii, 23, 24, 110, and in the settlement of the estate of 
Hannah, widow of Richard Seymour, vol. iii, p. 193, their daughter Hannah 
is mentioned as the wife of Joseph Pomeroy. Richard Seymour, who came in 
1636, settled in Hartford. He i« supposed to be son of Capt. Richard Seymour 



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Richard (Richard) Sevmour and Hannah Woodruff. Savage, in 
his history, says that Richard Seymour married Hannah Hawkins, 
daughter 'of Anthony Hawlcins and his second wife, "widow Ann 
(Wells) Thompson, and that Ann Wells was daughter of Governor 
Wells of Connecticut." In 1699 Joseph removed from Northampton 
to Sufheld, Conn., which was settled by a colony from Massachusetts, 
under whose protection it remained until 1752, when it became a 
part of Connecticut. He was a metal worker like his father and 
o-randfather. and held manv offices of trust; he d. at Suffield. Dec. 
16, 1712; his widow mar. (2) Oct. 28, 1713, Josiah Hale of West- 
field, bp. Jan. 14, 1683 (evidently not in infancy), d. July 10, 1774; 
she d. at Springfield about 1727-8. Joseph Pomeroy was a cor- 
poral in the Northampton company during the French and Indian 
war of King William and took part in the Indian fight at Deerfield. 
Sept. 16, 1696. He was the first of the name to settle in Suffield, 
Conn., and was the ancestor of nearly all of the name in that region. 
4th gen. Children, first izco h. in Northampton, others in SuMeld: 

73 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Northampton, June 9, 1694; d. Aug. 19, 1694. 

74 Medad Pomeroy, b. Northampton, July 18, 1695. + 

75 Eliakim Pomeroy, b. Nov. 4, 1697; d. Nov. 10, 1711. 

76 Hannah Pomeroy, b. April_ 12,^1700. + 

77 Joseph Pomeroy, b. July 15, 1702.^+ 
.78 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. Nov. 11, 1704. + 

79 Nathaniel Pomeroy, b. Jan. 23, 1706. + 

80 Noah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 20, 1709. + 

81 Eliakim Pomeroy, b. Nov. 10, 1711. 
(From Siiffield Records, Old Book, p. lop.) 

"At a general town meeting, March 7, 1698, it was agreed and voted : 
Thirdly, to give to Joseph Pomeroy for inheritance forty acres of land; 
but with this provisal. on these conditions : That said Pomeroy settle, abide, 
and remain in the Town for the space or full term of seven years ; and dur- 
ing said term to follow his trade for the benefit of the town. May it please 
the Lord to bless him with life, health and strength soe to doe." 
(Front Suffield Land Records.) 

"His house-lot was near or part of the land now owned by the heirs 
of Capt. Seth King, and contained five acres. The remainder of his forty 
acres was laid out on Chestnut, northerly from John Noone/s house on 
the same hill. His house-lot was on the west side of Countr)^ road, north- 

who, in tfce expedition of Lord Popham to found a colony on the coast of Maine, 
was the first to spread the Gospel to the Indians of this country. 

The Journal of American History, 1st Number, 1912, presents photographic 
evidence, including the Seymour Bishop Bible, (probably the Bible brought over 
by Capt. Richard Seymour with the expedition of Lord Popham), to prove 
that Richard Seymour of Hartford, Conn., 1636, was a grandson of Sir Edward 
Seymour, (2d Seymour Baron of Berry Pomeroy and wife Dorothy Killigrew). 
« It is a remarkable coincidence that Hannah, granddaughter of Capt. Richard 

Seymour, the missionary among the Indians, should unite the destinies of the 
Pomeroy and Seymour families in America by her marriage with Joseph, grand- 
son of Eltweed Pomeroy. . _ _.^ 



erly from High Street." His homestead was sold in 1715, to John Devotion, 
who was formerly of Weathersfield, Conn, 

"On Oct. 4, 1699, he was appointed on committee to build a meeting- 
house. * * * March 3, 1700, he was appointed fence viewer and later 
surveyor of highways. 

"Corporal Joseph Pomer£)y appointed pouad-ijeeper, Grander, etc. Also, 
to see that the law was executed against offenders respecting swine going 
unyoked: also, town brander and assessor, March 12, 1708-9." It appears 
that about this time there was further trouble with the Indians, and we find 
him, March 13, 1709-10 promoted to Sergeant. * * * March 12, 1710-11, 
at a town meeting of freeholders and others for choice of officers to places 
of trust, Joseph Pomeroy Avas chosen selectman and assessor. * * * "He 
was Selectman and often held other town offices. At the time of his death 
he was a Captain, a high rank in those times. He died Dec. 16, 1712, ae. 
44 years. Letters of administration were granted to Hannah, his widow, 
and Ebenezer Pomeroy of Northampton, (his brother) ; inventory taken 
1713." 

In vol. C. 77, Land Records of Springfield, Mass., we find that 
"Ebenezer Pumry of Northampton, and Hannah Pumry, alias Hannah Hale, 
of Suffield, with the consent of her husband, Josiah Hale, as administrators 
of the estate of Joseph Pumry, deceased, of Suffield, sell a portion of his 
estate to pay debts. May 18, 1715." In conjunction with the above, the 
following is significant: "Josiah Hale of Suffield conveys to Jacob Lawton 
of Suffield all right in land in w^est part of township of Westfield, granted 
by the General Court to proprietors of the town of Suffield, as an equiva- 
lent for land taken for said town by late establishment, my 40-acre grant, 
originally made to John Millington, late of Suffield; also one-eighth part 
of that which may belong to the heirs of my father, Timothy Hale; and 
also, my right as heir to the estate of my brother John Hale, deceased. 
March 6, 1733." 

As there is no later evidence that Josiah Hale and Hannah (Seymour- 
Pomeroy) Hale were resident at Westfield, and no probate records in 
Northampton of any settlement of the estate of Josiah and Hannah 
(Pomeroy) Hale, and in view of the apparent sale of all his lands in West- 
field, we are constrained to believe that they did not reside in Westfield 
at the time of Hannah (Seymour- Pomeroy) Hale's death, but in the town 
of Springfield. 

19 MINDWELL POMEROY, (Medad, Eltweed), b. July, 1677, 
Northampton; m. June 3, 1696, Joseph King, b. May 8, 1673; she 
d. Nov. 21, 1732; he. m. (2) Aug. 30, 1733, Mindwell Porter, s. p.; 
he. d. Dec. 3, 1734. 
4th gen. Children: 

82 Sarah King, b. March 10, 1697; m. Aug. 18, 1718, James Bunce. 

83 Esther King, b. Jan. 9, 1700; d. young. 

84 Eunice King, b. March 12, 1703 ; m. Benjamin Alford, Jr. 

85 Mindwell King, b. March 15, 1705; m. 1736, Jonathan Bascom. 

86 Phineas King, b. Feb. 9, 1707. 

87 Joseph King, b. Nov, 24. 1709. 



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88 Thankful King. b. Feb. 9, 1712 ; m. 1736, Stephen Sheldon. 

89 Simeon King, b. Oct. 28. 1714. 

20 THANKFUL POMEROY, {Mcdad, Eltweed), b. May 31, 1679, 
Northampton; m. Oct. 27, 1698, Lieut. Benjamin Lyman, b. North- 
ampton, Aug. 10, 1674, d. Oct. 14, 1723, son of Lieut. John Lyman 
and Dorcas Pkimb. He was an enterprising man and left an es- 
tate free from debt of £1,147, and stock in shop valued at £198; he 
was a farmer and stock raiser, fattening cattle for the market; he 
owned a negro slave called Nancy who was appraised at £40. Thank- 
ful m. (2) 1726, Ensign Nathaniel Lewis of Farmington, Conn.; 
she d. Sept. 18, 1773, Northampton. 
4th gen. Children by ist marriage: 

90 Joseph Lyman, b. Aug. 22, 1699; m. 1727, Abigail Lewis of Farm- 
ington, Ct., b. 1701 ; resided in Northampton ; d. there March 30, 
1763. + 

91 Benjamin Lyman, b. Dec. 19, 1701 ; d. in infancy. 

92 Benjamin Lyman, b. Jan. 4, 1703 ; m. 1726, Mary Moseley, b. in 
Westfield, 1707; settled in Easthampton; she d. Aug. 17, 1782; he. 
d. May 1, 1762. In 1745 he removed to Bartlett Mills on the Man- 
han river, and the town of Easthampton deeded to him and Stephen 
Wright, his neighbor, for the sum of £1,625 in bills of credit, old tenor, 
a tract of land known as "School Meadow," the same being land 
sequestered by the town for schools, about eight acres of Manhan 
meadow above the falls on the river and the public road across the 
same, + 

93 Aaron Lyman, b. April 1, 1705; m. Dec. 12, 1733, Eunice Dwight, 
dau. of the Rev. Josiah Dwight of Woodstock, Conn. ; settled in 
Belchertown, where he d. 1780. + 

94 Eunice Lyman, b. May 3, 1707; d. June, 1720. 

95 Hannah Lyman, b. Julv 14, 1709 ; m. Jan. 2. 1735, Capt. Nathaniel 
Dwight of Belchertown,' b. Jan. 20, 1712, d. 1784; she d. 1794. + 

96 Caleb Lyman, b. Aug. 8, 1711 ; Hved in Boston with his uncle Caleb; 
unm. 

97 Susanna Lyman, b. July 18, 1713; m. Mr. Baxter of Boston. 

98 Capt. William Lyman, b. Dec. 12, 1715 ; m. Jemima Sheldon, b. 
Nov., 1721; settled at Northampton; he d. there March 13, 1774; 
she d. Feb. 16, 1785. + 

^99 Daniel Lyman, b. April 18, 1718; Yale, 1745; steward of Yale 
1747 to 1752; m. 1748, Sarah Whitney of New Haven, d. Aug. 1, 
1751; m. (2) June, 1752, Sarah Miles, dau. of Capt. Samuel Miles 
of New Haven; m. (3) 1768, Eleanor Fairchild Benedict, d. March 
23, 1825 ; he was deacon of the church in New Haven, lawyer and 
magistrate; he d. Oct. 16, 1788. + 

100 Medad Lyman, b. March 20, 1722; m. unknown; kept a tavern in 
New Haven, Conn. + 

§th gen. Children of Joseph and Abigail Lyman ^ (90): 

101 Eunice Lyman, b. May 30, 1728; m. Capt4^ Lewis Clark; of North- 
ampton. , " % "^x iL T< r* 



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102 Mercy Lyman, b. Sept. 7, 1729; m. Hon. Joseph Hawley, patriot of 
the Revolution, to whom is credited the sentiment: ''We must fight." 

103 Joseph Lyman, b. May 4, 1731. 

104 Eleanor Lyman, b. May 18, 1732; d. in infancy. 

105 Elisha Lyman, b. June 22, 1734; m. Abigail Janes; d. Aug. 13, 
1798; res. Northampton. 

106 Eleanor Lyman^ b. Sept. 24, 1737; m. Capt. Oliver Lyman of 
Vermont. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary Lyman, (92): 

107 Dea. Benjamin Lyman, b. Aug. 1, 1727; m. Hannah Jones of 
Springfield, Mass. 

108 Mary Lyman, b. Feb. 22, 1730; m. Capt. Oliver Pomeroy of North- 
ampton, son of Capt. John Pomeroy and Rachel Sheldon. 

109 Thankful Lyman, b. March 30, 1731 ; m. Daniel Williams. 

110 Lemuel Lyman, b. and d. 1732. 

111 Lemuel Pomeroy Lyman, b. Aug. 17, 1735; m. Lydia Clark, dau. 
of Eliakim, b. Sept., 1741 ; he joined the expedition against Crown 
Point, and was slightly wounded in the battle; d. July 16, 1810. 
Res. Easthampton. 

112 David Lyman, b. Dec. 14, 1737; m. April 12, 1763, Sarah Wright; 
settled on the plain west of the village of Easthampton; he was 
called Captain; she d. Dec. 23, 1817; he d. Jan. 10, 1822. 

113 Solomon Lyman, b. Jan. 21, 1741; d. Jan. 27, 1746. 

114 Esther Lyman, b. June, 1748; d. 1749. 

115 Martha Lyman, b. 1750; m. Nov. 8, 1770, Oliver Wright. 

Children of Aaron and Eunice Lyman, (ps): 

116 Susannah Lyman, b. Nov. 16, 1734; m. Mr. Kent of Suffield, Conn. 

117 Josiah Lyman, b. March 9, 1736; m. Jan. 9, 1759, Sarah Worth- 
ington of Colchester, Ct. ; she d. March 28, 1799; he m. (2) Mrs. 
Stone, removed to Goshen, and d. there Nov. 18, 1822. He was 
deacon of the church in Goshen, Mass. 

118 Anna Lyman, b. July 28, 1737; m. Capt. Granger of Suffield, Ct. 

119 Aaron Lyman, b. March 20. 1740; d. Feb. 23, 1758. 

120 Major Elihu Lyman, b. Dec. 25, 1741 ; m. 1770, Esther King of 
Westfield; m. (2) 1781, Sarah Stebbins of Deerfield, Mass.; he d. 
Sept. 12, 1823. He was a Captain in the expedition under Benedict 
Arnold for the invasion of Canada. Res. Northfield and Greenfield, 
Ma:ss. 

121 Eunice Lyman, b. May 29, 1744; m. Jonathan Arms of Deerfield; 
she d. May 3, 1832. 

122 Mary Lyman, b. Nov. 12, 1745 ; m. Capt. Elisha Hunt of Northfield; 
she d. 1819. 

123 Dorothy Lyman, b. June 17, 1747; d. Aug. 16, 1789. 

124 Caleb Lyman, b. Oct. 7. 1750; m. Oct. 25, 1774, Catherine Swan 
of Worcester, Mass., b. Alarch 12, 1756, d. Aug. 22, 1809; he m. (2) 
April 4, 1816, Tirzah Field, dau. of Abner Field of Northampton; 
he d. Aug. 17, 1822. 

125 Dolly Lyman, b. Oct. 4, 1756 ; d. Sept. 14, 1787. 



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Children of Hannah and Nathaniel Dzinght, (95): 

126 Elijah Dwight, b. Nov. 30, 1735 ; d. Jan. 19, 1736. 

127 Elihu Dwight, b. March 31, 1737; d. March 22, 1760. 

128 Justice Dwight, b. Jan. 13, 1739. 

129 Eunice Dwight. 

130 Jonathan Dwight, b. ; d. Sept. 7, 1766; student at Yale Col. 

131 Susanna Dwight, d. Oct 20, 1766. 

132 Elijah Dwight. 

133 Josiah Dwight, b. ; d. March 19, 1767. 

134 Pliny Dwight, b. Aug. 11, 1753; d. March 15, 1783. 

Children of Capt. William and Jemima Lyman, (98): 

135 Rachel Lyman, b. Nov. 22, 1752 ; m. Rev. Noah Atwater of West- 
field, Mass. 

136 Gen. William Lyman, b. Dec. 7, 1755; graduate Yale, 1776; 
served through the Revolution.; Consul to London during President 
Jefferson's administration; d. in London, bu. in Gloucester Cathe- 
dral. Was elected to Congress previous to President Washington's 
retirement and voted against the resolution ; m. Jerusha, who d. June 
11, 1803; he d. Sept. 2, 1811. 

137 Cornelius Lyman, b. Jan. 7, 1758; Capt. in U. S. Army; was in 
John Allen's army; m. Sarah Mason of Boston; d. at Presque Isle, 
now Erie, Pa. 

138 Asahel Lyman, b. Feb. 8, 1760; d. soon. 

139 Jemima Lyman, b. Feb. 5, 1761 ; m. Dec. 11, 1786, Hon. Samuel 
Fowler; Yale Col. 1778; she d. Feb. 28, 1826. 

140 Levi Lyman, b. Jan. 30, 1763; m. Sept. 1, 1789, Lucretia Kingsley; 
he was chairman of Northampton Board of Selectmen, of the County 
Commissioners and Registrar of Deeds of Hampshire county about 
quarter of a century ; he d. March 7, 1830. 

141 Capt. Samuel Lyman, b. Jan. 12, 1765; m. Mary, dau. of Gen. 
Joseph Warren of Boston, who was killed at Bunker Hill; he d. 
1802. 

142 Submit Lyman, b. Dec. 5, 1767; d. Jan 9, 1797; unm. 

Children of Daniel and 2d wife, Sarah Lyman, (99): 

143 Daniel Lyman, b. July 13, 1753. 

144 RoswELL Lyman, b. July 9, 1755. 

145 Sarah Lyman, b. Dec. 11, 1757; m. Peter Colt; d. Aug. 25, 1844. 

146 Elihu Lyman, b. Aug. 24, 1760; m. Dec. 26, 1789, Polly Forbes, 
dau. of Capt. Elijah Forbes of New Haven. 

Children of Medad Lyman, (name of wife unknown), (100): 

147 Mary Lyman, b. ; d. about 1775 ; linm. 

148 Esther Lyman, d. about 1775; unm. 

149 Martha Lyman, b. 1757; m. Joseph Whiting of New Haven, d. 
Feb. 3, 1794; she d. Feb. 4, 1829. 

21 MARY POMEROY, {Medad, Eltweed), b. Feb. 15, 1684, North- 
ampton; m. Jan. 2, 1705, Samuel Benton of Hartford, Ct., b. Jan. 



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28, 1680, Hartford ; he. d. Feb. 8, 1763, son of Samuel Benton, of 
Hartford; she d. Sept. 18, 1773. 

4th gen. Children, (all baptisms at Second Church, Hartford, Ct.): 

150 Medad BexNTon, b. Oct. 20, 1705. 

151 Jonathan Benton, b. Sept. 2, 1707. 

152 Timothy Benton, bp. March 19, 1709. 

153 Eunice Benton, bp. June 22, 1712. 

154 Mary Benton, bp. May 29, 1715. 

155 Samuel Benton, bp. Aug. 11, 1717. 

156 Sarai Benton, bp. Aug. 16, 1719. 

23 REV. SAMUEL POMEROY, (Medad, Eltzveed), b. Sept. 16, 
1687, Northampton; Yale, 1705. at the age of eighteen; m. (1) Julv 
30, 1707, Lydia Taylor of Northampton, who d. 1722; m. (2) 1725,. 
Elizabeth Webb, dau. of Rev. Joseph Webb of Fairfield, Ct. He 
was settled over the Presbyterian Church at Newtown, Long Island, 
where he died June 30, 1744, "greatly beloved and his death was an 
unspeakable loss to his congregation." 

4th gen. Children all by ist iinfe: 

163 Catherine Pomeroy, b. May 4, 1708. + 

164 Abigail Pomeroy, b. July 8, 1710. + 

165 Noah Pomeroy, b. Nov. 20, 1712; d. same year. 

166 Lemuel Pomeroy, b. May 23, 1716; d. Oct. 11, 1737, in the Island 
of Curacoa. 

167 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Nov. 16, 1717. + 

The extracts presented here are mostly from Prof. Dexter's Biograph- 
ical Sketches. "In July, 1708, the Rev. Samuel Pomeroy was called to the 
pastorate of the church in Newtown, Queens County, Long Island, and in 
the following September he removed thither and began his life work. 
He was ordained at Northampton, Nov. 30, 1709, the Rev. Mr. Stoddard, 
the Rev. John Williams of Deerfield, and the Rev. William Williams of 
Hatfield, (both Harvard College, 1683) joining in the service. At this 
time the church was of the Congregational order, but in September, 1715. 
Rev, Samuel Pomeroy applied for admission to and was heartily and unan- 
imously accepted by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, through the influence of 
a neighboring clergyman, and two years later he united with others in organ- 
izing the Presbytery of Long Island. His ministry was a prosperous one 
and he sustained the character of a systematic, learned, and eminently pious 
man. He preached for the last time on Sunday, May 20, 1744, and the 
same evening was seized with a mortal illness. 

"His second wife, Elizabeth Webb, eldest daughter of the Rev. Joseph 
Webb, (Harvard College, 1684,) pastor of the First Church in Fairfield, 
and one of the original trustees of Yale College, was born Feb. 14, 1696-7, 
and survived him twenty- four years, dying at the age of seventy-one." 

The church building, put up in 1671, had become very much dilapi- 
dated and it was decided that a new one^must be built. Jonathan Fish, the 
town clerk, presented the church with a plat of ground four rods square, 
and the deed was in behalf of the "Dissenting Presbyterian Congregation, 



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Newtown." The church took possession of this property on March 22, 
1716 and work on the new edifice was begxm immediately, but the interior 
was not finished for many years, a pulpit not being turnished until IMl. 
It was adorned with a spire in which was a small bell. Mr. Pomeroy joined 
with Revs. McNish of Jamaica, and Philips of Sautauket in organizing the 
Presbytery of Long Island in 1717. The pastor. Rev. Samuel Pomeroy, 
was supported by contributions of his congregation and the profits of the 
parsonage farm 'of seyenty-four acres along Hoffman avenue. After a 
pastorate of thirty-six years, he came to be greatly beloved, and his death 
was considered an unspeakable loss to his people. He was buried m the 
town burial ground on Court street, but the remains were removed to the 
church yard, where the original stone still marks his grave. There is an 
inscription : 

"Kind earth, keep safe my sleeping dust. 
Till Christ shall raise it with the Just; 
My ministerial ii'ork is done 
For you, dear people of Newtown." 

25 SAMUEL POMEROY, (Caleb, Eltweed) , b. !vlay 29, 1669, at 
^" ■ Northampton, i\Iass. ; m. (1) about 1690, Elizabeth, dau. of John 
and Mary (Kingslev) French of Rehoboth, :Mass. ; m. (2) Dec. 7, 
■ 1703, Johanna, dau.' of Jacob and Mary (Frary) Root, b. Nov. o, 
T681, d. Jan. 20, 1713; m. (3) 1715, Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph* and 
Elizabetht (Chapman) Strickland, b. Jan. 29, 1685; living in 1/46, 
when he made his will. He was a teacher and farmer, and settled m 
Southampton. He received five acres of meadow land of an addi- 
tional grant in Northampton. He had a home lot in Easthampton 
on West street, near the saw-mill with a lot intervening, which had 
been sequestered for school purposes. He d. about 1748. 
4th gen. Children by ist wife: 
^168 Samuel French Pomeroy,. b. 1691. + 

169 Caleb Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1693 ; d. young. 

170 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Sept. 30, 1694; d. Oct. 8, 1714; unm. 

171 Caleb Pomeroy, b. Dec. 1, 1696; d. young. 

172 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. May 31, 1700; d. Aug. 9, 1709. 

Children by 2d wife: 

173 Johanna Pomeroy, b. about 1704; mentioned in her father's will in 

1746; imm. r , , -n 

174 Hepzibah Pomeroy, b. in 1706 ; also mentioned in her father s will 

1746; unm. 

175 Caleb Pomeroy, b. Oct. 2, 1707, Northampton. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

176 Mary Pomeroy, b. July 1, 1716. + 

177 Joshua Pomeroy, b. Sept. 9, 1717. + 
^ 178 Noah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 13, 1719. + 

•Joseph Strickland was son of Thwaite Strickland and Elizabeth, dau. 
of Edward Shepard of Cambridge. Will June 21, 1670. . k v r^ 

f Elizabeth Chapman was dau. of Edward Chapman and Elizabeth jox. 



179 Richard Pomeroy, b. Nov., 1721; went into Maine; descendants 
not yet traced. 

180 Elizabeth Pomeroy^ b. Feb. 25, 1723. + 

181 Simeon Pomeroy, b. June 5. 1725, Northampton. + 

It is appropriate to introduce here an extract from the "History of the 
Connecticut Valley:" 

"In 1730, at a meeting of Proprietors, it was voted that Samuel and 
Eldad Pomeroy might have their shares laid out as near their meadows 
as might conveniently be. This shows they were already settled. This is 
sustained by traditions, and their ownership for many years before is proved 
by a petition which they made in 1742 to the General Court, desiring to be 
exempt from taxation for the support of the new precinct lately formed by 
about thirty families at the southwest corner of the town bounds. The 
Pomeroy s belonged to the old town, as they considered, and did not de- 
sire to be part of the new. They state that they had improved their 
lands and paid taxes for them for forty or fifty years. This would indi- 
cate the cultivation of " Pomeroy 's Meadows" as early as 1700. They were 
evidently the first pioneers upon the territory of Southampton, though not 
a part of the company of proprietors who made the general settlement. 
As the descendants or representatives of the original proprietors of North- 
ampton, they were entitled to share in the newly divided territory, and their 
rights were accorded by the vote above mentioned, but neither they nor 
Ebenezer Corse participated in the drawing of home-lots, or Pine Plain 
lots. 

"The general method of laying out land was to give to each man a 
house-lot of twenty acres, either on Pomeroy's Little Mountain or on 
town-plot hill, ten acres of Pine Plain, either in Davis's plain or in the 
adjoining plain, which lieth southwardly of Pomeroy's Little ^fountain, 
and sixty acres more to complete his ninety acres in the best of the land 
either on Pomeroy's Little Mountain, Town-plot Hill or Wolf-hill, or in 
the land adjoining said hills ; and for a minister the same quantity was to 
be set apart in each of the divisions stated as to each of the thirty settlers. 

"May 10, 1731 : Granted to Joseph Wait five acres of land on the 
southwardly branch of the Manhan, to be laid out so as to avoid incom- 
moding Samuel and Eldad Pomeroy as much as the committee conveniently 
can. 

The town of Northampton voted Dec. 22, 1732, "To lay out a highway 
over the branch of the Manhan river at or near Pomeroy's Meadows, or 
some other suitable and convenient place, so as to accommodate the new 
settlement." 

May, 1737: "The Selectmen of Northampton laid out this road. They 
began at Eldad Pomeroy's path that goeth southerly to Samuel and Eldad 
Pomeroy's bounds tree, so called, and then they turned westwardly on the 
said hill till they come to Samuel Pomeroy's path going down the hill 
from his house ; and then going over the brook, and so up the hill along 
near Caleb Pomeroy's house, still westwardly till they come to the top of 
the hill, then turning somewhat southwardly down the hill, all in Samuel 
Pomeroy's land; and then over the Manhan river, over the bridge that is 
now over the river, erected by the new town people, from the foot of the 



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hill to the bridge in Eldad Pomeroy's land, so along where the path now 
goeth ; all to be two rods wide." The summit of Pomeroy's Mountain is 
involved in the story of the Pascommuck massacre. 

Extracts from the will of Samuel Pomeroy, the same being dated 
1746; proved December, 1748: "Wife Elizabeth to have one-third of estate; 
and mentions oldest sons Samuel and Caleb. * * * Joshua to have the 
house he dwells in at Newtown (Southampton) and all land at Newtown. 

* * * Noah to have the land between the brook and upper meadow. 

* * * Simeon, the house where I dwxll, barn and all uplands upon this side 
of the brook. * * * Caleb, Noah and Simeon, all meadow land, commons 
and Long Division. * * * Johanna, Hepzibah, Mary and Elizabeth, £40 
cash, or movables, or bills of credit. The two oldest (Johanna and Hep- 
zibah) to account for what they have had of me, and their grandfather, 
Jacob Root; also what I have advanced over or what I shall advance, to 
Mary." 

26 ABIGAIL POMEROY, {Caleb, Eltweed), b. Oct. 20, 1671; m. 
(1) April 5, 1694, John Searle, son of John and Ruth (Janes) Searle; 
they moved from Northampton Center to the North Slope of Alount 
Tom (Pascomuck) in 1700. On May 13. 1704, the father with 
three of his children w^ere slain in the terrible Indian massacre, and 
the mother, with the other children captured, although she had re- 
ceived a severe wound on the head with a tomahawk. One of her 
descendants has in his possession a silver pin she wore in her hair at 
the time the blow was struck. Afterwards, in 1707, she married 
Nathan Alexander, and it is supposed that she occupied the Searle 
farm, 

4th gen. Children: 

182 Elisha Searle, b. 1695 ; he was captured at the time of the massa- 
cre by the Indians and taken to Canada, where he was brought up 
in the Catholic faith. After fifteen years he was redeemed and 
returned to his native town ; he m. Rebecca Danks, reared a family 
of children, was a worthy citizen, and had a respectable standing in 
the church, + 

183 Joseph Searle, b, 1697 ; was one of the captives, 

184 Abigail Searle^ b. Aug, 15, 1698; massacred by Indians May 13, 
1704. 

185 John Searle, b, Aug, 9, 1700; massacred by Indians, May 13, 1704. 

186 Caleb Searle, b, 1702; massacred by Indians, May 13, 1704, 

187 Submit Searle, (posthumous daughter) b. Sept, 14, 1704; m. 
1732, Deacon John Clark, He was the third Deacon John Clark, 
and one of the first settlers in Southampton, Mass., in 1730. + 

4th gen. Children of Elisha and Rebecca Searle, (182): 

188 Rebecca Searle, m. Zebediah Alvord, 

189 Abigail Searle. 

190 Catherine Searle, b. 1736; m. Lieut, Silas Brown, b, 1736, d. Aug. 
4, 1804; shed. 1813. 



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191 Hannah Searle, b. 1738; m. Lieut. Noah Strong, Jr.; they were 
first settlers at Westhampton. 

192 Lucy Searle. 

193 Elisha Searle, Jr. ; m. Thankful Banks. 

Children of Submit and Deacon John Clark, (iSj): 

194 John Clark, b. 1733. 

195 Chloe Clark. 

196 Jehiel Clark, b. 1736; m. 1760, Sarah Strong. 

197 Submit Clark, b. 1738; m. 1760, Elijah Clapp. 

198 John Clark. 

199 Gad Clark, m. Hannah Edwards. 
\ 200 Martha Clark. 

201 Abigail Clark, m. 1767, Selah Clapp. 

It is said that Andrew, Edward and John Searle were born in Warwick, 
England, and all came to Boston in 1634. It is evident, however, that 
there were Searles in County Devon, as the Annalist, during his recent 
visit, found in Berry Pomeroy churchyard the graves with headstones in 
good condition of Hugh Searle and wife Elizabeth. Standing by the 
headstone of Henry Haywood, one can read the names of many of the 
men and women who have intermarried with the Pomeroys, viz. : Samuel 
Hodge, Samuel Angel, George Dugdale, George Everest and Amelia his 
wife, Henry Hayward and Elizabeth his wife, John Ashford and Mary 
his wife, and there are many others who are familiar to the Colonies, but not 
a single Pomeroy headstone. The Pomeroy headstones have doubtless 
been carted away into the fields as material to build stone fences for the 
] Seymour farmers. Every indication of the Pomeroy ownership is being 
I rapidly obliterated. Even from the guide-board pointing the way to the 
\ castle, the church and the village of Berry Pomeroy, the name is omitted, 
i leaving merely the word Berry. 

j John Searl, the emigrant, removed from Boston in 1635, in company 

j with others to Springfield, Mass., as first settlers. His home lot was a 
i little north of the present Union railroad station. He married March 19, 
•j 1639, Sarah Baldwin. They had a son John, born March 30, 1641. His 
3 widow, Sarah, married April 28, 1642, Alexander Edwards, who came from 
j a border town in Wales. In 1655 they removed from Springfield as first 
\ settlers to what is now the city of Northampton. They are the ancestors of 
I all of the names of Edwards and Searl in the Connecticut Valley. 

j 30 ELDAD POMEROY, {Caleb, Eltweed), b. Dec. 6, 1679; m. Dec. 

I 20, 1705, Sarah Wait, b. April 18, 1687, dau. of William Wait and 

I Sarah Kingsley. Eldad Pomeroy left Northampton for Easthampton, 

1 in 1730, and was among the first settlers of Easthampton ; he d. there 

1 in 1760. The old homestead in Northampton is now the John Clapp 

j place on West street. 

i 4th gen. Children: 

1 202 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 5, 1706; m. 1733, Thomas Porter. 

j 203 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Feb. 4, 1709. + 

j 204 Eldad Pomeroy, b. Dec. 31, 1711. + 



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205 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Nov. 10, 1715. + 

206 Elisha Pomeroy, b. 1719. + 

207 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1721. + 

208 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. 1724. + 

209 Abigail Pomeroy, b. 1727. + 

31 HANNAH POMEROY, (Caleb, Eltweed), b. July 4, 1682; m. July 
7, 1702, Joseph Baker, of Windsor, Conn,, son of Joseph, (Jeffrey), 
settled on a tract of land of several hundred acres south of Shemp- 
set Pond; she d. 1705; he m. (2) Mrs. Abigail (Stiles) Bissell, dau. 
of Thomas Stiles; he d. Jan. 29, 1754. 

4th gen. Children: 

210 Joseph Baker, b. April 19, 1703. 

211 Samuel Baker, b. June 28, 1705, 

32 MERCY POMEROY, {Caleb, Eltzveed), b. Sept. 20, 1684; m. 
Dec. 9, 1708, Samuel Edwards, Jr., b. J\larch, 1676; she d. April 
17, 1712; he m. (2) Sarah Pomeroy, dau. of Joseph of Colchester and 
Hepzibah (Ford) Lyman. 

4th gen. Child: 

212 Mercy Pomeroy Edwards, b. Feb. 5, 1711; m. (1) Dec. 7, 1749, 
Benjamin Bartlett (his 3d wife), b. Dec. 30, 1696, Northampton, d. 
Aug. 23, 1762, son of Samuel Bartlett and wife Sarah Baldwin; she 
m. (2) Ebenezer French; she d. Oct. 26, 1790. 

35 JOSHUA POMEROY,* (Joshua, Eltzveed), b. Sept. 24, 1675, at 
Deerfield, IMass. ; m. (1) May 1, 1700, Sarah Leonard, who d. April 

24, 1702; m. (2) Esther with whom he was captured by 

Indians in the raid on Deerfield, 1704, and who was killed when they 
were pursued, but Joshua appeared in Dorchester in 1707; which 
is accounted for in a measure by the following extract from the 
Records of the First Church of Dorchester, page 156: "Dec. 8, 1706, 
Memorandum: The Reverend Mr. John WiUiams Pastor of Deer- 
field & many Captives with Him returned from ye french and Indian 
Captivity very lately in Answer to Publ. Prayers on that behalf: 
Gloria Deo in Xto." He m. (3) in Dorchester, Feb. 4, 1708, Repent 
Weeks, d. July 22, 1714, ae. 38; he m. (4) in Dorchester, June 2, 
1715, Mary, dau. of John and Hannah Blake, d. March 19, 1718; he 
m. (5) Oct. 1, 1718, Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary Clapp of 
Dedham. He was chosen Constable of Dorchester in 1712. 
4th gen. Children by ist zvife: 

213 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. March 29, 1701; d. April 1, 1701. 

214 John Pomeroy, b. April 20, 1702. 



•No Pomeroy projection by this family. When Joshua Pomeroy joined 
the church in Boston he was said to have been last of Dorchester and firstly 
of the church in Deerfield. "He received a grant of 6 J acres of land on 
'Ragged Row' (now Pleasant Street, Boston). He was designated in 1729 as 
one of the English tenants, and in the sale of a portion of his land it was said to 
be part of 6,000 acres that he had purchased in 1725." — (History of Canton, 
by J. V. Huntoon.) 



^enfalxJgtt of titp Pom^rog iFamtlg IHO 

By jd zcife: 

215 Mary Pomeroy, b. in Dorchester, Sept. 11, 1710. + 

216 Sarah Pomeroy, b. in Dorchester, Feb. 10, 1712; m. Nov. 15, 1733, 
Stoughton, John Patton of Norton, Mass. 

217 Daughter Pomeroy, b. and d. 1714. 

By 4th zvife: 

218 Hannah Pomeroy, b. in Dorchester, May 27, 1716; d. Sept. 11, 
1716, Norton. 

(B. 28. P. 18, Boston R. Deeds.) 

James Havves of Dorchester Cordwainer and Damaris his wife sell for 
/65 to Joshua Pumry of Dorchester, Taylor, 4 acres in Dorchester, bounded 
by Land of John Bird Senr. John Humphry, James Bird Senr. Messuage 
or Tenement "Moreover also all my Well of water which is on the East- 
ward side of the Road or highway and is now within my IMeadow Fence 
near to the said Messuage and also full and free liberty of passing to and 
from the said Well of water, and Convenient room around the said Weil 
for drawing of water out of said well." 

Signed the Six and twentieth day of April in the Year of Our Lord 
One Thousand Seven hundred and eight. In the Seventh year of Her 
Majesties Reign. 

James Hawes personallv appeared and ack'd in Dorchester June the 
22d 1708. 

(B. 36. P. 33, Boston R. Deeds.) 

To all People to whom these presents shall come — Greeting: Know 
yee that I Joshua Pumery of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk within 
His Majesties Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman 
&c. for Forty-two pounds paid by William Withington of Dorchester 
Blacksmith, a tract of land situate lying and being in Dorchester New 
Grant containing by estimation one hundred and twenty five acres more or 
less, being the Eleventh Lot in the Twenty five Divisions being the right 
of Stephen Hopkins and John Bird Junr. and Samuel Bird, James Hawse 
&c. and Mary Pumery wife of me the sd. Joshua Pumery by these presents 
freely and willingly give yield up and surrender all her right of Dowry 
&c. — sixteenth Day of April in the Eighth year of the Reign of Our 
Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France 
and Ireland and in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred 
twenty two. 

Joshua Pumry & a seal. 

Mary Pumry M her mark & a seal. 

The above named Joshua and Mary Pumery 

app'd &c. May 22, 1722. 

(P. 239. B. 39.) 

This Indenture made Ye fifteenth day of March in the 12th year of the 
Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain 
France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith, &c. Annoq Domini One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty-five between Amos Ahanton Thomas 
Ahanton Simon George Hezekiah Squamoag George Hunter all resident in 



Punkapoag an Indian Plantation within the Township of Dorchester in the 
County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
and the Native or Indian Proprietors of the Lands within the said Indian 
Plantations in Behalf of themselves and other Indians that are or may 
be Interested therein on the one part and Joshua Pumry of Punkapoag 
aforesd (or Dorset Village as it is Sometimes called) Yeoman and one 
of the English tenants or Lessees of the s'd Indian Lands on the Other 
part, Witnesseth that the s'd Amos Ahanton Thomas Ahanton Simon 
George Hezekiah Squamoage George Hunter (by and with the allowance 
and approbation of the Honorable Nathaniel Byfield Paul Dudley Jonathan 
Remington John Quincy Ebenezer Stone Esqrs — being a Committee 
Appointed & Impowered by the Create & General Court or Assembly of 
the Province afores'd at their session at Boston in the year of Our Lord 
1724) Signified by subscribing their names hereunto for & in Consideration 
of the Sum of Twenty one pounds Eighteen Shillings &; Sixpence in good 
Bills of Credit on the S'd province well and truly paid by the s'd Joshua 
Pumry in the Hands of the s'd committee Put in Trust to & for the only use 
& behoof of the Indian Proprietors afore sd & to be accordingly employed 
for the benefit of the sd Indian Proprietors pursuant to the direction of the 
sd Great & General Court have Given Granted Bargained and Sold & by 
these presents Do give grant Bargain Sell Aliene Release Confirme quit claim 
unto the s'd Joshua Pumry (in his possession now being) Two Several 
Tracts or parcels of Land Scituate lying & being in Punkapoag aforesd 
(with the Dwelling house thereon standing) containing in the whole Sixty 
one Acres & One Quarter more or less, which sd Tracts or Parcells of Land 
are more particularly Described & Decyphered in a small Plat or Draught 
hereto annexed, together with all privileges, &c. &c. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us — Edward Winslow 
Samuel Tyley 

Approved this Twenty Second day of March 1725. Nathll Byfield 
Paul Dudley Jona Remington John Quincey Ebenezer Stone 

Suffolk Ss Boston March 22d 1725. 
Personally appd & ackd 

Paul Dudley May 6th 1726 
John Ballantine Regr 

45 ABIGAIL POMEROY, (Joseph, Eltiveed), b. Jan. 25, 1683; m. 
Isaac Lyman, b. Feb. 16, 1681, at Northampton, son of Richard 
Lyman and Elizabeth Coles, dau. of John Coles of Hatfield; she 
d. June 3, 1709; (probably b. in Colchester). 

4th gen. Children: 

219 Isaac Pomeroy Lyman, b. 1707; d. 1708. 

220 Abigail Pomeroy Lyman, b. May 28, 1709; d. Dec. 25, 1709. 

49 SARAH VOM.'EROY, {Joseph, Eltzveed), b. Feb. 3, 1690; m. 
about 1714, Samuel Edwards of Northampton, (who had previously 
m. Mercy Pomeroy, (32), dau. of Caleb Pomeroy and Hepzibah 
Baker of Colchester) ; she m. (2) Joseph Wright, Sr. ; she d. 1751. 



4th gen. Children by ist marriage: 

221 Sarah Edwards, b. 1715; m. Reuben Wright. 

222 Deacon Samuel Edwards, b. 1716; m. 1747, Catherine Clark, b. 
1723, d. April 29, 1803; soldier of the French and Indian war of 
1745; d. 1783. + 

223 Miriam Edwards, b. 1718: m. Aaron Wright. 

224 Hannah Edwards, b. 1720; d. 1738. 

225 Noah Edwards, b. 1722 ; m. Jerusha Alvord ; he d. Sept. 3, 1805. + 

226 Phebe Edwards, b. 1724; m. Titus Wright, b. 1718. 

227 Medad Edwards, b. 1726. 

228 Nathaniel Edwards, b. 1729; m. Margaret Alvord, dau. of Benja- 
min Alvord of Northampton; he d. 1792. 

^th gen. Children of Samuel and Catherine Edwards, (222): 

229 Hannah Edwards, b. July 29, 1748; m. Gad Clark, service in the 
Revolution; he d. 1777; she m. (2) Deacon Stephen Lyman. 

230 Catherine Edwards, b. Nov. 13, 1750; m. July 30, 1772, Lemuel 
Coleman, d. Feb. 11, 1824; she d. Jan. 3, 1836. 

231 Samuel Edwards, b. June 9, 1753 ; m. June 14, 1780, Silence Judd, 
dau. of the Rev. Jonathan Judd, d. Sept. 9, 1839; he. d. Aug. 12, 
1843. . 

232 Luther Edwards, b. May 3, 1756 ; m. Dec. 22, 1778, Sarah Sheldon, 

b. Oct. 19, 1759, d ; he m. (2) Clarissa Judd, b. 1764, d. 

Aug. 8, 1837 ; he d. May 12, 1834. 

233 Deacon Elisha Edwards, b. Oct. 23, 1758; m. about 1792, Anna 
Bates, b. Feb. 13, 1760, d. Nov. 10, 1826 ; he d. Nov. 17, 1832. He 
was father of Prof. Bela B. Edwards. 

234 Nancy Edwards, b. Jan. 4, 1761 : d. Sept. 1, 1777. 

235 AsENATH Edwards, b. Sept., 1767; d. Sept. 9, 1777. 

5th gen. Children of Noah and Jerusha Ediaards, (225): 

236 Noah Edwards, b. 1750. 

237 Justin Edwards, bp. Aug. 1. 1752; m. 

238 Simeon EDWAtos, bp. Nov 17, 1754; d. July 16, 1830. 

239 Benjamin Alvord Edwards, bp. Jan. 23, 1757. 

240 Jerusha Edwards, bp. Feb., 1759; m. 1779, Joseph Warner, son of 
Daniel Warner and Jemima Wright. 

241 Eli Edwards, b. 1760. 

242 Vester Edwards, b. 1763. 

243 Eunice Edwards, b. 1768. 

51 DEACON JOSEPH POMEROY, {Joseph, Eltzueed), b. Dec. 20, 
1695, Windsor, Conn. ; m. Aug. 20, 1727, Sarah Bebee, who d. 
Sept. 3, 1728; he m. (2) Dec. 25, 1728, Elizabeth Randall. Lived 
at New Haven, Conn., and Boston, to which colony his father had 
preceded him. Tailor. Res. also, Yarmouth, Maine. 

jth gen. Child by ist wife: 

244 Daughter Pomeroy, b. Feb. 29, 1728 ; d. Dec, 1729. 



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Children by 2d wife: 

245 SaIl-vh Pomeroy, b. Aug. 17, 1731. 

246 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Jan. 30, 1733. + 

247 Hannah Pomeroy, b. April 26, 1734. 

248 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Jan. 2, 1736. 
"Several other children." 

52 HANNAH POMEROY, {Joseph, Eltzceed), h. April 22. 1698; m. 
May 9, 1721, John Northam, who d. 1740; she m. (2) Sept. 2, 1740, 
Joseph Foote, (his second wife). 

4th gen. Children: 

249 Hannah Northam^ b. June 6, 1722; d. young. 

250 Lurana Northam, b. ^lay 25, 1723; m. Xoah Pomeroy (271), 
son of Noah Pomeroy and wife, Elizabeth Sterling. 

251 Hannah Northam, b. 'May 29, 1724. 

252 John Northam, b. March 29, 1725 ; d. 1740. 

253 Sar.\h Northam, b. Aug. 6. 1726. 

254 Ruhama Northam, b. Oct. 15,. 1727; m. Sept. 14, 1749, Jeremiah 
Foote, son of Joseph Foote (who m. Hannah Northam as his 2d 
wife) and Ann Clotliin, b. Oct. 11, 1725, d. May 15, 1784; she d. 
Feb. 8, 1809. 

255 Ann Northam (twin with Ruhama), b. Oct. 15, 1727. 

256 Elizabeth Northam, b. April 20, 1729. 

257 Abigail Northam, b. Aug. 23, 1731. 

258 Katharine Northam, b. April 13, 1733. 

259 Experience Northam, b. April 13, 1733, (twin with Katharine). 

5th gen. Children of Ruhama and Jeremiah Foote, (2^4): 

260 Ambrose Foote, bp. and d. April 11, 1750. 

261 Ambrose Foote, b. July 15, 1751. 

262 Betty Foote, b. Jan., 1753; m. April 3, 1777, (her cousin) Joseph 
Foote, son of Hosea. 

263 Stephen Foote, b. 1755. 

264 Uzziel Foote, b. 1757. 

265 Jeremiah Foote, bp. Jan. 21, 1759. 

266 Ruhama Foote, b. Oct. 15, 1760. 

267 Ann Foote, b. June 13, 1762. 

268 Hannah Foote, b. April 4, 1766. 

269 Martin Foote, b. ; d. ; unm. 

270 Esther Foote, bp. Oct. 27, 1771 ; m. Sept. 29, 1791, Joseph Taylor 
of Colchester. 

53 NOAH P0:MER0Y, {Joseph, Elfweed), h. May 19, 1700, Windsor, 
Conn.; m. Dec. 16, 1724, Elizabeth Sterling of Lyme, Conn., b. April 
18, 1700, d. Sept. 30, 1779, dau. of Capt. Daniel Sterling and Mary 
Fenwick, (widow of Richard Ely, w^ho were m. June 6, 1699). He 
was a leader in public affairs, and Deacon of the First Church in 
Somers, Conn., to which place they moved from Colchester in 1751; 
he d. in Somers, Feb. 16, 1779, 



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4th gen. Children: 

271 Noah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 8, 1725 ; m. + 

272 Daniel Pomeroy, b. Oct. 13, 1727. + 

273 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. 1729, + 

274 John Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1733, in Somers. + 

275 Elijah Pomeroy, b. ^Nlarch 9, 1735; joined the expedition to 
Havana, Aug. 29, 1762. This was an aggression made by England 
against Spain after the capture of Quebec from the French in 
1759. A large portion of the troops for this enterprise (4,000), 
were drawn from Massachusetts and Connecticut, and they arrived 
before Havana, June 6, 1762. Havana was captured by the New 
Englanders, Aug. 14, 1762, with small loss in battle on the part of 
the Colonists, but sickness made great havoc in their ranks, Elijah 
d. there from the evils of war and climate. 

276 Joshua Pomeroy, b. Feb. 27, 1737. + 

277 Samuel Pomeroy, b. about 1739; was with his brother Elijah, in 
the expedition to Havana, Aug. 29, 1762; he d. there in 1762, 
from the hardships of the campaign. 

•• 



"And thou shall speak unto the Children 
of Israel, saying, If a man die and have no 
son then you shall cause his inheritance to 
go unto his daughter." — Numbers. 

54 EXPERIENCE POMEROY, (John, Medad, Eltweed), b, Oct. 8, 
1685, Northampton; m. Jan. 2, 1706, Deacon Ebenezer Lyman, b. 
1682, of Northampton, later of Durham and Torrington. He was 
representative for Durham 1737; d. at Torrington, 1762. 
5th gen. Children: 

278 Moses Lyman, b. Sept., 1706; m. Jan. 10, 1733, Ruth Hickox, 
who d. Aug. 12, 1734; he m. (2) June, 1735, Ruth Gaylord, who. d. 

Aug. 21, 1751; m. (3) Sarah ; he had removed to South- 

ington, Ct,, and was admitted to the Congregational church; Sarah 
d. there Jan. 28, 1765 ; he. d. March 3, 1796. + 

279 Experience Lyman, b. and d. in Northampton, 1708. 

280 Ebenezer Lyman, b. Sept. 20, 1709; m. Elizabeth Seward, dau. of 

Noadiah, about 1733, d. soon, s. p. ; m. (2) about 1734, Sarah ; 

settled in Torrington, 1737 ; purchased a large tract of land, on which 
a fort was built to which settlers resorted at night ; tilled their farms 
with guns by their side; he d. April 1, 1753, Torrington, Conn. + 

281 Stephen Lyman, b. May 14, 1711; d. Feb. 22, 1712. 

282 Experience Lyman, b. Dec. 25, 1712, Northampton ; d. Nov. 20, 
1730. 

283 Mindwell Lyman, b. July 11, 1714; m. Oct. 29, 1741, Jacob Strong, 
Jr. + 



jg5 3TaurtI| S^nrratuiu - iHrbaJn 

284 John Lyman, b. 1717; m. Sept. 13, 1739, Hope Hawley, dau. of 
Jehiel Hawlev and Hope Stow of Middletown ; he d y63 ^ 

285 Hannah Lyman, bp. June 30, 1723. Durham: m. March 20, 1749, 
A<=ahel Strong, son of Jacob and Abigail (Bissell) Strong, b. May 
7, 1715, d. Nov. 15, 1776; she d. Feb. 19, 1771, Tornngton, Conn. + 

6th gen. Child of Moses and Ruth Lyman, (278): 

286 Moses\yman, b. Jan. 20, 1734; d. March 17, 1734. 

Children bv 2d zvife: 

287 Ruth Lyman, b. March 23, 1736; m. Feb. 2, 1758 Samuel Wood- 
ruff of Southington, d. Julv 7, 1816; she d. Aug. 9, 1829. 

288 Moses Lyman, bp. Feb. 13, 1743; m. Abigail Blackston (his second 
wife) ; he d. 1812. 

289 Sarah Lyman, bp. Jan. 6, 1745. 

290 Lois Lyman, bp. Feb. 15, 1747. 

291 Hannah Lyman, bp. July 3, 1749. 

292 Noah Lyman, bp. Oct. 13, 1751. 

293 Phineas Lyman, bp. May 4, 1755. 

Child by 3d wife: 

294 Sarah Lyman, bp. July 16, 1756. 

Last seven children bp. in Southington, Conn. 

Children of Ebeneser and Sarah Lyman, (280): 

295 Caleb Lyman, b. 1747; m. (1) Hannah Loomis, by whom he had 
five children; m. (2) Mrs. Delight Marsh, by whom he had one 

child. , , TVT u -7 

296 Ebenezer Lyman, b. March 17, 1750; m. Ann ; d. March 7, 

1813; she d. March 14. 1813. 

297 Sarah Lyman, m. Joel Wetmore. 

298 Esther Lyman, m. Nehemiah Lewis. 

299 Ruth Lyman, m. Ashbel North. 

300 Rhoda Lyman, m. Nathaniel Hayden. 

301 Mary Lyman, m. Mr. Tuttle, and settled in Windsor, Conn. 

6th gen. Children of Mindzvell and Jacob Strong, (283): 

302 Mindwell Strong, b. July 28, 1742. 

302.1 Experience Strong, b. and d. Aug. 13, 1743. , , r t- 

303 Abigail Strong, b. Jan. 27, 1745; m. Ebenezer Stoddard of lor- 
rington. 

304 Experience Strong, b. IMarch 28, 1749. , 

305 Elizabeth Strong, b. Sept. 10, 1755 ; d. Jan. 2, 1756. 

306 Mary Strong, b. July 2, 1757; m. March 23, 1775, Richard Leach; 
she d. April 19, 1791. He was a Rev. soldier ; d. July 6, 1827. 

Children of John and Hope Lyman, (284) : 

307 John Lyman, b. 1740; d. young. 

308 Catherine Lyman, bp. at Durham, Nov. 8, 1741 ; m. Lot Benton of 

Guilford. ^ Ti^r xTT-ii- 

309 Hannah Lyman, b. at Durham, June 19, 1743; m. Rev. Mr. Wilhs- 

ton of West Haven. 



310 John Lyman, bp. Jan, 13, 1744-5 ; d. young. 

311 David Lyman, b. Jan. 6, 1746; m. May 20. 1777, Sarah Comstock 
of Norwalk; he was selectman and Colonel of militia; she d. Feb. 
28, 1835; he d. Feb. 28, 1815. 

312 Esther Lyman, b. Feb, 17, 1749; m, Mr. Beecher; was mother of 
Dr. Lyman Beecher. 

313 Elihu Lyman, b, about 1751 ; physician; m. and left children, Alfred 
and Maria ; d. at the south. 

314 Phineas Lyman. 

Children of Hannah and Asahcl Strong, (28 j) : 

315 Asahel Strong, b. April 17, 1750; m. Feb. 5, 1776, Martha Barber, 
dau. of David; he d. Jan. 6, 1831, Peru, N. Y. ; she d. July 12, 1820. 

316 Hannah Strong, b. Nov. 30, 1753; m. John Miner, of Winchester, 
Conn. 

317 Dorcas Strong, b. Feb. 27, 1758; m. Hezekiah Beecher of Bethle- 
hem. 

318 Chloe Strong, b. Dec, 4. 1763 ; m. David Holmes of Russell, Mass. 

319 David Strong, b. May 31, 1768, 

65 CAPT. JOHN POMEROY, (Ebenecer, Medad, Eltiveed), b. April 
1, 1695, Northampton; m. May 29, 1718, Rachel Sheldon, dau. of 
Thomas Sheldon (Isaac) and ilary Hinsdale, b, 1701. He took an 
active part in an Indian conflict designated as Father Rale's war, 
and was Lieutenant in Capt. Kellogg's command, at the time stationed 
at Northfield and Deerfleld, England and France, it is said, took 
no part in this war, the Indians being incited by the Jesuits to over- 
run and murder the colonists. Massachusetts and New Hampshire 
only were actively engaged in hostilities with the tribes, inhabiting 
what is now the state of Maine. Though open hostilities were in prog- 
ress but four years, and principally involved the far eastern section of 
the province, there was also universal alarm along the western frontier, 
and the valley towns were under constant apprehension. The History 
of Northampton says that "Fort Drummer, (where Lieut. John 
Pomeroy was stationed) was an outpost, headquarters of observation, 
from which scouting parties were sent in all directions, and as Indians 
were thought to be expert in that service an attempt was made to 
engage them but with negative results." The Indian chief. Gray 
Lock, was perhaps the most active in these depredations. Reports 
that bands of Indians were seen in various directions were frequent, 
and the utmost vigilance was required to secure the settlers against 
surprise and massacre. He was also with the Northampton men 
at Forts Massachusetts and No, 4 during the attack by the French 
and Indians under Sieur Baptiste Boucher de Niverville, and after 
three days of continuous fighting the enemy were driven off. Bancroft 
says: "Among the gallant soldiers who successfully repulsed the 
enemy, were several men from Northampton: Lieut. William Lyman 
was second in command, Noah Clapp, John Birge, John Pomeroy, 
Ithamar Strong and Zadoc Danks," Mrs. Pomeroy died April 22, 
1774; he d, June 4, 1736. 



§th gen. Children: 

320 John Pomeroy, b. Sept. 6, 1719; d. young. 

321 EusHA PoMEROY, b. Jan. 29, 1721. + 

322 RACHEL PoMEROY, b. April 14, 1723. + 

323 Simeon Pomeroy, b. May 3, 1726; d. young. 

. 324 Elizabeth Pomeroy. b. Jan. 27, 1727 ; d. young. 

325 John Pomeroy, b. about 1728. + 

326 Oliver Pomeroy, b. 1729. + 

327 Titus Pomeroy, b. Sept. 14, 1731 ; d. Feb. 14, 1732. 

328 Eunice Pomeroy. bp. Aug. 7, 1734; m. April 26, 1758, Col. James 
'Easton, Litchfield, Ct. He was with Ethan Allen in his attack on 

Fort Ticonderoga. 

329 Titus Pomeroy, bp. Oct. 19, 1736. 4- - 

66 EBENEZER POMEROY, (Ebencaer, Mcdad, Eltzceed), b. Sept. 
18. 1697, Northampton; m. April 26, 1722, Elizabeth Hunt, b. March 
2, 1701, d. June 10, 1782, dau, of Jonathan (Jonathan, John) Hunt 
and Martha Williams; he d. April 22, 1774." 

^th gen. Children: 

330 Ebe'nezer Pomeroy, b. May 1, 1723.' + - 

331 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Jan. 27, 1727; d. Feb. 3. 1727. 

332 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. March 3, 1729; m. (1) Elisha Hawley; m. 
(2) Phineas Lyman, b. about 1725, son of Lieut. Gideon Lyman and 
wife Esther Strong, (Phineas Lyman had previously m. Joanna 
Eastman, who was the mother of his three children.) 

333 Stephen Pomeroy, b. July 13, 1732. + ~ 

334 Hem an Pomeroy, b. June 27, 1734. + 

335 Ethan Pomeroy, b. Jan. 22, _1735-6; d. Jan. 26, _1736: 
336: : Estber Pomeroy, b. Aug. 7, 1737. + 

67 :SAR\H POMEROY, {Ebencser, Medad, Eltzveed), b. Sept. 5, 1700,- 

Northampton; m. Dec. 12, 1721, _Capt. Noah Wright, b. Nov. 29, 
1699, d. June 27. 1775, son of Ebenezer Wright and Hannah Hunt; 
she.d. April 3, 1777. 

5th -gen. Children: 

337 Selah Wright/ b. Sept. 24, 1722; m. Esther Lyman; d. Dec. 17, 
1786; she d. Aug. 11, 1815, ae. 90. 

338 Caleb Wright, m. Sarah Strong. 

339 Dr. Elihu Wright, m. Rachel Sprague; settled at New Marl-, 
borough, Mass. ; d. Oct.^ 1776, at White Plains. + 

340 Katharine Wright, b. Oct. 7, 1728; m. Jan. 3, 1754," Seth Lyman t 
d. at Norwich, Mass. 

341 Mary Wright, bp. Nov. 17, 1734; m. (1) Feb. 8, 1759, Joel Hunt;: 
m. (2) 1782, Benjamin Clark; d. Jan. 28, 1805. 

342" Noah Wright, b. Jan. 11, 1736; settled at New Marlborough. . 

343 Elisha Wright, b, April 8, 1739; d. Dec. 2, 1802; unm. 

344 Joel Wright, b. Jan. 28, 1744; m. Ursula Moseley ; d. June 24,.i796. 



6th gen. Children of Elihu and Rachel Wright, (239) '■ 

3.44.1 Elisha Wright. ,,o^^n j- 

344.2 Elihu Wright, Jr., m. Mary Pomeroy, (1207). "f 

344.3 Augustus Wright. 

344.4 Rachel Wright, m. Frederick Boyden. 

344.5 Pamelia Wright, m. Eliakim Oapp of Chester. 

69 ENSIGN JOSIAH POMEROY, {Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Dec 29 1703, Northampton; m. Nov. 9, 1731, Lydia Ashley, b. June 
28, 1710, d. Dec. 19, 1772, dau. of Lieut. Jonathan Ashley and Abigail 
Stebbins of Westfield, Mass. ; he lived at Blackpole, on the plain, 
and on Jan. 2, 1736, his house was burned; his brother Seth after- 
wards had the land in part; he was a weaver by trade; his estate 
was settled in 1789. 

^th gen. Children: 

345 Adino Pomeroy, b. Sept. 22, 1732. + 

346 Eleazer Pomeroy, b. Oct. 17, 1734. + 

347 Shammah Pomeroy. b. Oct. 24, 1736. + 

348 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1739. + 

349 Josiah Pomeroy, b. July 21, 1741. + 

350 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Sept. 8, 1743. + 

351 Dorothy Pomeroy, b. Feb. 2, 1745. + 

352 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. March 10, 1747. + 

353 Jonathan. Pomeroy, b. Feb. 26, 1749 ; d. Oct. 4, 1791, Williamsburg. 
Mass. 

70 GENERAL SETH POMEROY, {Eheneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
May 20, 1706, Northampton; m. Dec. 14, 1732, Mary Hunt, b. Nov. 
14, 1705, d. Sept. 11, 1777, dau. of Jonathan (Jonathan, John) Hunt 
and Martha Williams, (dau. of Samuel Williams and Rhoda Park) ; 
he d. at Peekskill, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1777, to which place he had led 
the Northampton troops to join General Washington's army on the 
Hudson. His boyhood and youth was largely occupied in learning 
the trade of his fathers, and he had established an armory and man- 
ufactured guns on a large scale, which were of excellent finish and 
in great demand by the colonists, provincial troops and Indians. He 
was a typical Pomeroy, large of heart, with indomitable will, sensi- 
tive in feeling, sound of judgment with high and serene religious 
principles ; he had the courage, fortitude, business capacity, and regard 
for law and good government which characterize the race. 

5th gen. Children: 

354 Rev. Seth Pomeroy, b. Sept. 26, 1733. + 

355 Quartus Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1735. + 

356 Medad Pomeroy, b. Nov. 14, 1736. + 

357 Lemuel Pomeroy, b. Sept. 24, 1738. + 

358 M.\RTHA Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1740. + ' 

359 Mary Pomeroy, b. Aug. 6, 1742. + 

360 Sarah Pomeroy, b. June 17, 1744. + .;:..-. 



MntwmrnJ to ^ajor-C^rnrral ^ptl] ^omrroy 



The memorial is a polished granite shaft of the Roman- 
Doric order, standing- on a base which rests on a pedestal 
four feet square. The capital of the column is surmounted 
bv a polished ball or apple, which is twenty-eight feet from 
the ground. The entire stone weighs twenty-two tons. The 
shaft is of Quincy granite, the base of white Vermont granite, 
and the ball or apple of dark red New Brunswick granite. With 
appropriate ceremonies, conducted by the Sons of the Revo- 
lution in New York, it was unveiled on June IT, 1S9S. the 123d 
anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill. The inscriptions are: 



FRONT 

"General Seth Pomeroy 
'Born at Northampton. Mass., 
•May 20. 1706. 

'Died near this spot Feb. 19, 
1777." 

RIGHT 

"Ensign. 1743. 

"Captain, 1744. 

"Major, at Louisbourg, 1745. 

"Colonel at Lake George, 1755. 

"Brigadier-General, 1775. 

"Bunker Hill, 1775." 



REAR 

"Erected by the 
■Sons of the Revolution, 
"In the State of New York, 
"In the year 1898." 

LEFT 
"Peekskill, N. Y. Feby. 11, 

1777. 
"T go cheerfully, for I am 
sure the cause we are en- 
gaged in is just, and the call 
I have to it is clear and the 
call of God. 

•'Seth Pomeroy." 



r 



/'^B 







"^ 







Erected at Peekskill-on-the-Hudson by the Sons of the Revolution in 
New York 



IBB JFourll) ^gt t^rattun - Bthuh 

361 Son Pomeroy, b. and d. Feb., 1747. 

362 AsAHEL PoMEROY, b. Dec. 1, 1749. + 

Drakes's Dictionary of American Biography says of Gen. Seth Pome- 
roy: "He was engaged while young in military duties. Captain in 1744; 
Major at the capture of Louisbourg in 1745; in 1755 he was Lieutenant- 
Colonel in William's regiment, from whose death he was chief commander 
in the battle with Baron Dieskau. His regiment was the most prominent 
in the engagement and suffered most in gaining the victory at Lake George. 
He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress'in 1744-5 ;'in October, 1774, 
he was chosen with Preble and Ward, a general officer, and in Februarv. 
1775, a Brigadier-General. He fought as a private soldier at Bunker 
Hill, and was in the hottest of the fight. His appointment as Senior Brig- 
adier-General by Congress a few days after, causing some difference in the 
adjustment of questions of rank, he retired to his farm and twent\'-eight 
days later resigned. In the following year, however, when New Jersey was. 
overrun by the enemy, he headed the militia of his county, and marched 
to the Hudson river. He was an ingenious and skillful mechanic and manu- 
facturer of arms, and a zealous and devoted patriot." See "Pomeroy Men 
in the Revolution" in the Addenda to this volume for services of jNIajo'r-Gen- 
eral Seth Pomeroy. 

It is asserted by many writers that tlie press and general public receive 
more willingly references to the military renown of a successful general than 
of the interests which pertain to the activities of the civilian, during the period 
of the Revolution. It will, however, be remembered that in every land, before 
the citizen can follow the peaceful pursuits, the first requisite is the military 
officer with his troops equipped for war. It will not be denied that men 
with military genius were in demand in the early days of the Colonies; and 
it was soon demonstrated that General Seth Pomeroy possessed many of the 
necessary qualifications of a leader of men in battle; a man of forceful char- 
acter, executive ability and experience in warfare, with large resources at 
command, fearless in the exercise of his duty, and a strong reliance upon the 
providence of the Almighty for good. 

He inherited the family traits of character, and the family business 
of making guns. He employed many smiths, and manufactured large numbers 
of guns, whose accuracy and finish won commendation for the product of his 
armory from every colony of pioneers. And the Indians on the far northern lakes 
made persistent efforts to gain possession of a "Pomeroy gun." The Pomeroy 
armory continued to supply the colonists with guns for six generations as 
his descendants carried forward the business after the death of General Seth 
Pomeroy, or until the Springfield Armory was established by the United 
States government. 

During the years of the French and Indian wars Gen. Seth Pomeroy de- 
voted much of his time and attention to laying out and constructing the great 
highways from the Connecticut Valley into Berkshire county, and over the 
hills to Albany, which he had considered as a military necessity. He also took 
an important part in all those wars between the colonists and their Canadian 
neighbors, and the savages acting under the influence of the Jesuit priests. 
Acting under commissions under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, 
Captain-General of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, he also engaged in 
erecting a line of forts along the northern frontier of the province. 

In 1714, the French commenced to build a fort at Louisbourg, on the 
island of Cape Briton, to be the "greatest fortress on earth," to menace and 
command the New World. Over thirty million livres were expended by 
France, "and all the energies and resources of her government for twenty 
years" were devoted to its completion. "It was the greatest fortress in the 
world in its time. The harbor was guarded by a battery of thirty twenty- 



eight pounders on Goat Island and by the Royal battery of thirty heavy 
guns, which raked the entrances." In 1745, Seth Pomeroy accepted a com- 
mission as Major of Artillery, and it was with the above guns he had to 
do. The land and harbor sides of the town were defended by lines of ramparts 
and bastions on which eighty guns were mounted; the West Gate being Bup- 
ported by a battery of twenty-four pounders. 

The lofty citadel was in the gorge of the King's bastion. This "greatest 
fortress of modern times," which was considered impregnable, was the base 
for the equipment of marauding bands of French and Indians for the purpose 
of harassing and driving from their homes, the colonists of New England. 
One can scarcely conceive, then, the impulse of splendid audacity which 
prompted 4,000 New England home-makers to march up to that fortress and 
lay siege to it, feebly assisted by Warren's West Indies fleet. 

On May 8, 1745, Major Seth Pomeroy wrote to his wife: "The Grand 
Battery is ours! Before we entered it the people had fled out of it, and gone 
over to the town, but had stopped up the touch-holes of the cannon. General 
Pepperell gave me the oversight of some twenty smiths in boring them out. 
Cannon balls and bombs were fired from the city and the island fort into our 
midst, but when we could get the cannon clear we gave them fire for fire from 
their own guns." 

In reply, his wife writes: "* * * The whole town is much moved 
with concern for the expedition, how Providence will order the affair, for 
which religious meetings every week in town are maintained. My dear 
husband, I leave you in the hands of God, desiring to submit to His will, what- 
ever it may be." 

(Signed) "MARY POMEROY." 

The capture of those great guns, and their destructive fire against the 
enemy heralded the downfall of the great fortress. On June 15, 1745, after 
a siege of thirty days, Louisbourg with its all but impregnable fortress was 
reduced; and was surrendered by its commander. Governor Duchambon, to 
a force of less than four thousand colonial militia. An entry in Major Seth 
Pomeroy 's journal says: 

"Commodore Warren saith, that if the King of England had known its 
strength he would not have sent less than twenty ships of the line and ten 
thousand regular forces to attack Louisbourg." 

During this period Major Seth Pomeroy held several offices of trust in 
the service of the colony, although at intervals he was called upon to muster 
recruits and march to the Vermont frontier to repel expected invasions from 
Canada. He had several commissions from Governor Shirley, Captain-General 
and GrOvernor-in-Ghief and over His Majesty's Possessions of Massachusetts 
Bay in New England, etc., the originals of which are in the possession of 
George Eltweed Pomeroy, of Toledo, Ohio, a great-great-grandson. 

There were comparatively few alarms of w-ar for ten years following the 
capture of Louisburg, to call Major Seth Pomeroy into the field, but during 
that time the French settlements had been gradually encroaching upon our 
frontiers and measures were taken in 1755 to protect the colonists against 
Indian depredations, and an expedition was organized against Crown Point, 
commanded by Sir William Johnson. Of the contingent furnished by Massa- 
chusetts, Seth Pomeroy held the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and after the 
death of Colonel Williams early in the engagement, he took over the command 
as ranking oflScer and defeated Baron Dieskau after a conflict lasting several 
hours. General Dieskau was wounded and taken prisoner, and his army 
routed after a loss of more than one thousand men. After this battle Seth Pome- 
roy received a commission as colonel, vice Williams killed in battle. On another 
page will be found an etching of this document. The reader, although con- 
versant with all the episodes of this Lake George engagement, will perhaps 
find the appended report interesting as it was written by: 



-■'1 




"Lake George, Sept 9, 1755. 
"Honored and Dear Sir: 

"Yesterday was a memorable day. I being the only field ofiicer in Col. 
Ephraim Williams' regiment supposed to be living, think it my duty to let 
you know what happened on the 8th of this instant, which was yesterday. 
This forenoon, until two of the clock havicLS been spent in council, and many 
letters to be written, I must be excused for my shortness and imperfections. 

"On the Sabbath, just at night, we had news that a large body of men 
marched up Wood creek southwardly. Supposing that they intended to cut 
off our wagons, or attack the Fort at the carrying place, we sent on Monday 
morning about 1200 men, near 200 of them being Indians, commanded by Col. 
Williams, Col. Whiting, and Col. Cole of Rhode Island, to attack them. Whit- 
ing was in the middle, Cole bringing up the rear, and Old Hendrick, King of 
the Six Nations, before with Col. Williams. When they had advanced about 
three miles the guns began to fire. It was then between 10 and 11 of the 
clock. We put ourselves into as good a position of defense as we could, not 
knowing but what our men would retreat and bring the enemy upon us. To 
our great surprise it was not long before they retreated. Those who came 
first were bringing wounded men with them, and others soon flocked in by 
hundreds, a perpetual fire being kept up and drawing nearer and nearer, till 
nearly 12 of the clock, when the enemy came in sight. 

"The regulars marched, as near as I could tell, about six deep and nearly 
twenty rods in length, in close order, the Indians and Canadians at the last 
wing helter-skelter, the woods being full of them. They came within about twenty 
rods and fired in regular platoons, but we soon broke their order by firing our 
field pieces at them. The Indians and Canadians directly took trees within 
handy gun shot. They fought with undaunted courage till about 5 of the clock in 
the afternoon, when we got the ground. I cannot tell our loss nor the loss of 
the enemy yet with any certainty. As soon as they retreated, I ran out upon 
the ground before where I stood to fight and found ten dead and three 
wounded. Among these last was the General of the French army and his Aide, 
whom I ordered carried to my tent. He came with the sure assurance to lodge 
in our tents that night, and to his great surprise, he did, but, blessed be God, 
as a wounded captive. 

"Col. Williams was shot dead in a moment, and before he had time to fire 
his gun. Capt. Hawley was also shot mortally before he fired his gun. My 
brother. Lieutenant Daniel Pomeroy*, I have an account of as being well till 
the army retreated. He asked, 'What: are we going to run?' 'Yes,' it was said. 
i .< 'Well,' he replied, 'I will give them one more shot before I run.' Further of 

him I do not hear. Our people are out burying their dead now; when they 
return I can give a more particular account. We design to make a stand here 
until we have a sufficient reinforcement. What number that must be I can not 
now tell, but it is sure the enemy still intend to stop us before we get to 
Crown Point. 

"The French General saith, that 'if we give them one more such a dressing. 
Crown Point and all their country will be ours.' They however intend to put 
a stop to that. But I hope to God they will be disappointed, for I judge, 
humanly speaking, that all depends on this expedition. Therefore, I pray 
God would fire the breasts of this people with a true zeal and noble, generous 
spirit to the help of the Lord against the mighty. And I trust that those who 
value our holy religion and our liberties, will spare nothing, even to the one- 
half of their estates. General Johnson was shot in the thigh, but the bone 
was no<t broken. Major-General Lyman was not injured. Both behaved with 
steadiness and resolution. 

"I desire the prayers of God's people for us, that we may not turn our 



♦His dead body was recovered and brought in later in the day. 



(iftt^alngij of Ihp 5?omrrog iFamUg ITZ 

backs upon our enemies, but stand and make a glorious defence for ourselves 
and our country. 

"From your most obedient, humble servant, 

(Signed) "SETH POMEROY." 

To the Earl of Lincoln, who had demanded to know of him in 1756, 
"Whether the troops, raised by the several Colonies, would act in conjunction 
with His Majesty's forces, according to his Majesty's command," he replied: 
"Yes; but only upon the condition that the terms agreed upon by the several 
governments should not be altered." And this reply was prophetic. Less than 
twenty years later came the great struggle for colonial liberty involved in the 
question and reply, and Major-General Seth Pomeroy was found at the front. 

Colonel Seth Pomeroy's commissions under the name and authority of 
the King of England made it necessary for him to take the oath of abjuration 
when he was appointed by the Colonial Congress First-Brigadier-General in 
the Colonial Army. 

71 LIEUT. DANIEL POMEROY, {Eheneser, Medad, Elhueed), b. 
March 27, 1709, Northampton; m. (1) May 25, 1733, Mary Clapp, 
b. Sept. 21, 1713, d. June 6, 1734, dan. of Samuel Clapp (Preserved, 
Captain Roger) of Northampton and Mary Sheldon (his third wife), 
who was dau. of Ensign John Sheldon of Deerfield ; Mary Sheldon, 
mother of Mary Clapp was a captive to the Indians who attacked 
Deerfield, Feb. 29, 1704, and taken to Canada, where she remained a 
prisoner three years; he m. (2) Nov. 4, 1736, Rachel Moseley*, 
b. 1715, dau. of Joseph and Abigail Moseley ; she survived him and 
m. Lieut. Moses Dewey of Westfield, June 9, 1763 ; she d. Feb. 1, 
1797, in Northampton, ae. 82 years. Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy was in 
Col. Williams' regiment, with his brother, Lieutenant-Colonel Seth 
Pomeroy, and was killed at the Battle of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755, 
in the assault on the position of the French and Indians under com- 
mand of Baron Dieskau, who was afterwards defeated and captured 
by Col. Seth. Pomeroy. 

^th gen. Child by ist wife: 

363 Pliny Pomeroy, b. May 19, 1734. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

364 Major Daniel Pomeroy, b. Nov. 3, 1737. + 

365 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Sept. 19, 1739. + 

366 Abishai Pomeroy, b. June 11, 1741 : d. Ian. 21, 1742. 

367 Timothy Pomeroy, b. April 16, 1742. + 

368 R^\CHEL Pomeroy, b. Jan. 14, 1744-45 ; m. as his second wife, 
Quartus, (355), son of Gen. Seth Pomeroy and wife Mary Hunt. + 

369 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. March 7, 1746-47. -r 

370 William Pomeroy, b. May 8, 1750. + 

371 Eleanor Pomeroy, b. Oct. 20, 1752. + 

372 Justin Pomeroy, b. July 20, 1755 ; d. 1790. 



i *Rachel Moseley's ancestor, Lieut. John Moseley, was one of the "Foun- 

< dation men" of the First Church in Westfield, Mass., as were Quartermaster 
' George Colton and Lieut. Thomas Cooper of Springfield, and Major Benjamin 
] Newberry of Connecticut. They all took part in King Philip's War. Lieut. 
j Cooley was slain in the Indian attack on Springfield in 1675. John Moseley 
i (Mandesley), who settled in Dorchester, was ancestor of most of the Moseleys 
Hn the United States. 



IZ3 3F0urtI| (B^mtntwn - ^^hvih 

Lake George, Sept 11, 1755. 
Dear Sister: 

This brings heavy tidings. But let not your heart sinque at the news the it 
be your loss of a Dear Husband. Monday the 8 instant was a memorable day, and 
truly you may say had not the Lord been on our side we must all ben swallowed 
up. My Brother being one that went out in the iirst engagement after fighting a 
considerable time, received a fatal shot through the middle of head. Yesterday I 
went out with 3 or 400 men to bury the dead & gather up what was left. We 
buried a hundred & thirty six of our men; there is now about 20 more. Some 
we have buried here in the camp, one we brot in alive with the back part of his 
scull cut off, and his brains naked, had set there until that time & is alive yet, but 
I suppose is not possible he can live. Sister pray this awful Providence may be 
sanctified to you & your children's everlasting good, and I pray God to have mercy 
on your poor Fatherless children, and may you have wisdom & providence to train 
them up in the way of Virtue and Religion, so they may be blessings in the world 
& may it please God to continue their lives and that we may all be put in mind 
of our own frailt>' & mortality so that we may be ready for our turn. We must 
all in a little time be numbered with the dead. I shall take care of Bros, things if 
God gives opportunity. 

Your Loving Bro. 

Seth Pomekoy. 

Mrs. Rachel Pomeroy. 

Springfield, Long M. Sept 22, 1755. 
Dear & Loving Sister: 

I was very sensibly touched when I heard of the surprising news of the death 
of your dear and desirable consort, highly valued, esteemed & respected by me. 
who has left a most precious name among you, and doubtless in the army where 
he lately resided & fell, bravely fighting in the defence of his King & Country, his 
Relations & dear family and all our valuable interests, & altho his death may to you 
appear atended with pecuhar agravations in that he died from home, by the hand of 
cruel enemies, instantly destructed from a state of health & activity into Eternity — yet 
surely he died in a bed of honor & I hope is gone to the peaceful realms of light & 
glory, where there will be no more war, nor fightings through an endless Eternity. 
Dear Madam you must not sorrow as one that has no hope. The God of the Widow 
and Father of the Fatherless Bless you & your dear children. There is many 
families through the land at this day in your circumstances. Particularly Left Burt 
my dear friend and Nabor, died in the same bed of honor with your dear Husband 
& has left a sorrowfuU wife and 4 children. The Lord bless you all and particularly 
give you & yours all the consolation & comfort of his Holy Spirit you stand in 
need of under this heavy stroke of His holy hand. My love to you & your dear 
children. My family in usual health. I am. 

Your afT. & sympathising Bro. 

Jonathan Stebbins. 

72 THANKFUL POMEROY, {Eheneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. July 
} 12, 1713, Northampton; m. June 22, 1738, Gad Lyman, b. Feb. 13, 
1813, d. Oct. 24, 1791, Goshen, Mass., son of John and Mindwell 
Lyman; she d. Aug. 12, 1790. Resided, Goshen, Mass. 

5th gen. Children: 

373 Capt. Oliver Lyman, b. April 1, 1739; m. about 1760, Eleanor 
Lyman, dau. of Joseph ; lived at Northampton until 1767, after which 
date they moved to Charlotte, Vt. ; both died there. + 

374 Jerusha Lyman, b. Nov. 18, 1740: m. Hon. John Phelps of West- 
field, son of Lieut. John Phelps; gr. Yale College, 1759; she d. Oct. 
1, 1768; he m. (2) 1777, Mercy Moseley; he d. May 10, 1802. + 

375 Thankful Lyman, b. June 9, 1742; m. Alexander Grant; she d. 
Sept. 9, 1770, at Northampton. 



376 Lieut. Timothy Lyman, b. July 4, 1745; m. Hannah Colson, b. 
Nov. 20, 1743. Boston, Alass., d. Feb. 7, 1818; he. d. at Goshen, 
Mass., Feb. 23, 1818. + 

377 Eunice Lyman, b. May 27, 1747; m. (1) Rev. Mr. Mills; m. (2) 
Mr. Southworth. 

378 Tryphena Lyman, b. April 30. 1749; m. (1) Samuel Williams; m. 
(2) Timothy Button of Northfield. 

6th gen. Children of Oliver and Eleanor Lyman, (373): 

379 Abigail Lyman, b. April 18, 1762; m. 1781, Ephraim Wooster of 
Litchfield. 

380 Charlotte Lyman, b. Nov. 22, 1763; m. June 14, 1785, Ezra Clark. 

381 Gad Lyman, b. Aug. 23, 1766; m. Prudence Bill of Huntington, 
Mass. 

382 Oliver Lyman, b. May 31, 1768; d. 1793 in New Jersey; unm. 

383 Medad Lyman, b. March 18, 1770; m. Anna Clapp, d. Dec. 13, 1802, 
dau. of Benjamin Clapp of Easthampton, ^Mass. ; he m. (2) Dec. 5, 
1805, Mrs. Olive Mead ; he. d. Feb. 5, 1813. 

384 Jared Lyman, b. Sept. 6, 1772; m. Zeruiah Birch; moved to 
Charlotte, Vt, thence to Bridgeport, where he d. Jan. 6, 1813. 

385 Eleanor Lyman, b. June 26, 1775 ; d. 1777. 

Children of Jerusha and John Phelps, (374): 

386 John Phelps, b. Aug. 7, 1764; d. March 20, 1767. 

387 John Phelps, b. June 15, 1767; gr. Harvard College, 1787; m. 
Elizabeth Boies of Blandford, Mass. + 

388 William Henricus Phelps, b. July 31, 1765. 

Children of Timothy and Hannah Lyman, (376): 

389 Thankful Lyman, b. May 6, 1771 ; d. 1777. 

390 Jerusha Lyman, b. March 6, 1773; m. George Salmon; d. 1858-9 
at Fulton, N. Y. 

391 John Colson Lyman, b. Jan. 20, 1775; m. Nov. 7, 1799, Susan 
Burgess, who d. June 26, 1800; m. (2) Nov. 7, 1827, (unknown) ; he 
d. March 12, 1854. 

392 Mary Lyman, b. Feb. 1, 1777 ; d. 1777. 

393 William Lyman, b. Feb. 21, 1778; m. Dec. 18, 1792, Agnes Mitchell, 
dau. of Hugh, 

394 Timothy Lyman, b. Jan. 20, 1780; m. Hannah White, dau. of 
William White; d. Dec. 26, 1831. 

395 Francis Lyman, b. Feb. 3, 1781 ; m. (1) Helen Mitchell, dau. of 
Hugh Mitchell; she d. May 26, 1831; he m. (2) April 10, 1839, 
Lucinda Parsons, b. April 12, 1802; he d. July 5, 1851, Goshen, Mass. 

396 Thomas Lyman, b. Feb. 12, 1783; m. 1812-13, Dorcas Smith of 
Goshen ; he d. 1822. 

397 Abigail Lyman, b. about 1788; m. Dr. Daniel Parce; d. March 1, 
1868. 

7th gen. Children of John and Elizabeth Phelps, (387) : 

398 Melissa Phelps, b. Aug. 7, 1796; m. April 22, 1835, Silas Pratt 



Wright, M. D., b. Jan. 26, 1794, d. March 27, 1858; she d. Feb., 
1880. 
8th gen. Child of Melissa and Silas P. Wright, (398): 

399 Elizabeth Phelps Wright, b. March 24, 1836; m. June 15, 1864, 
Rev. WilHam Ely Boies, b. Jan. 27, 1823, Charleston, S. C, son of 
Rev. Artemus Boies and wife Abigail Ely. 

400 Silas Pratt Wright, b. June 28, 1839. 

pth gen. Children of Elizabeth P. and Rev. William E. Boies, 

(399) ■• 

401 Elizabeth Boies, b. May 1, 1865; m. Leon Jourolmon, Esq., Knox- 
ville, Tenn., d. March 12, 1893, Knoxville, Tenn. 

402 William Artemus Boies, b. April 10, 1871, Longmeadovv, Mass.; 
physician at Knoxville, Tenn. 

74 MEDAD POMEROY, (Joseph, Medad, Elt'i.'eed), b. July 18, 1695, 
Northampton; m. Feb. 12, 1718, Hannah Trumbull, dau. of John 
Trumbull and Elizabeth Winchell, and aunt of Gov. Jonathan 
Trumbull of Connecticut, b. Oct. 2, 1697. In 1730, Medad was 
constable of Sufifield, Conn., and received 20 shillings per year for 
his services. He was fence-viewer in 1731-2; also, in 1739; sur- 
veyor of highways in 1739, and selectman in 1741, 1742, 1744; and 
assessor in 1743, in place of Noah Smith, deceased; also, assessor 
at other times. At an anniversary town meeting of free holders 
and other inhabitants of Sufheld to choose officers and for other 
matters of concernment, March 5, 174f, Medad Pomeroy was chosen 
Selectman ; also assessor. At a legal town meeting of the inhabitants 
of Suffield, held Jan. 22, 1744, "1st, Medad Pomeroy was chosen 
Moderator to order said meeting." At an anniversary town meeting 
1744-5, "Medad Pomeroy was again chosen Moderator;" and "In 
174| he was chosen Moderator." He served with distinction in 
several engagements with the French and Indians. He d. June 
11, 1767. 

^th gen. Children b. in Suffield, Conn.: 

403 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Feb. 20, 1720. + 

404 Hannah Pomeroy, b. June 6, 1721. + 

405 Experience Pomeroy, b. June 4, 1723. + 

406 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Aug. 14, 1725; m. Nov. 17, 1753, Ebenezer 
Selden, b. May 17, 1720; d. March 26, 1760. They settled at 
Agawam, 1754. + 

407 Medad Pomeroy, b. Dec. 17, 1730. + 

408 Seth Pomeroy, b. Dec. 14, 1732. + 

409 Phinehas Pomeroy, b. April 7, 1738. + 

Hannah Trumbull, who m. Medad Pomeroy, was a great-grand-daugh- 
ter of John Trumbull, the head of the family in America. He came from 
Newcastle-on-Tine, England, to New England, in 1637, bringing with 
him a wife and child. He m. July 7, 1635, in the Church of All-Saints, 
Newcastle, Eleanor Chandler. He settled first in Roxbury, and became a 
member of Mr. Elliott's church; later he moved to Rowley, Mass., and 



taught the first school there; he was town clerk; d. 1657. His son, Joseph, 
was b. in Rowley, March 19, 1647; m. 1668-9, Hannah Smith, dau. of 
Hugh, of Rowley; he moved to Suffield, Conn., where he d. Aug. 15, 1684; 
his widow d. in East Windsor, Oct. 5, 1689. Their son, John Trumbull, 
was also b. in Rowley, Nov. 27, 1670; m. in Suffield, Sept. 3, 1696, Elizabeth 
Winchell, dau. of David Winchell and Elizabeth Filley, of Suffield, b. 
Dec. 9, 1675 ; he d. in Suffield, Jan. 3, 1751. 

76 HANNAH POMEROY, (Joseph, Medad, Eltzveed), b. April 12, 
1700; m. Nov. 6, 1722, Samuel Granger of Suffield, son of Thomas, 
(and grandson of Launcelot, whose descendants established a line 
of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, Luncelot being the first of 
the name in America, and his birth is not recorded, but his death 
was in 1689; his wife was Johanna Adams, dau. of Robert Adams, 
b. 1601, the American ancestor of one of the notable Adams families) 
and Mindwell (Taylor) Granger, dau. of Stephen Taylor and 
Elizabeth Newell. 

5th gen. Children, b. Suffield, Conn.: 

410 Zerbiah Granger, b. Nov. 22, 1723; d. March 14, 1810; unm. 

411 Lemuel Granger, b. July 9, 1726 ; m. Annie He was Captain 

of a company, 2d regiment, Connecticut Line. 

412 Simeon Graxnger, b. Dec. 28, 1728; m. Abigail Dudley, b. 1737; 
soldier of the Revolution. + 

413 Daniel Granger, b. Nov. 25, 1731 ; soldier of the Revolution, 2d 
regt. Conn. Line; died in the service, Dec. 31, 1778. 

414 Capt. Samuel Granger, b. Jan. 5, 1733-4; m. Anna Lyman, dau. 
of Dea. Aaron Lyman and Eunice Dwight (dau. of Rev. Josiah 
Dwight of Woodstock) ; he was a soldier of the Revolution ; d. Aug. 
19, 1818. + 

415 Abner Granger, b. Feb. 3, 1736; -m. Experience King; he d. Oct. 
15, 1816. 

416 Hannah Granger, b. Feb. 20, 1737; m. Dudley Kent; she d. April 
21........ 

417 Ascher Granger, b. Jan. 17, 1745 ; m. Tabitha Ball. 

418 Susanna Granger, d. young. 

6th gen. Child of Simeon and Abigail Granger, (412): 

419 Anna Granger, b. 1798; m. Louis Ely, a soldier of the Revolution, 
who d. 1815. 

Children of Samuel and Anna Granger, (414): 

420 Fanny Granger, m. Stephen Barnard; she d. 1851. 

421 Amella Granger. 

422 Nancy Granger, d. unm. 

77 JOSEPH POMEROY, {Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. July 15, 1702, 
Suffield Conn. ; m. July 10, 1727, Thankful Burbank, dau. of Eben- 
ezer; resided in Suffield; she d. 1796; he d. Sept. 25, 1787. 
5th gen. Children: 

423 Thankful Pomeroy, b. July 23, 1728. + 



irZ ^ovtxtli (Btxutntian - Mthvih 

424 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Aug. 31, 1731. + 

425 Anna Pomeroy, b. Sept. 25, 1733. + 

426 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Oct. 12, 1735 ; responded to the Lexington alarm. 

427 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1737. 

428 Mercy Pomeroy, bp. April 24, 1740; m. Nov. 27, 1760, Josiah Cass, 
b. Hebron, Conn., Feb. 2. 1738; she d. May 16. 1781. 

429 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Jan. 29, 1742, d. Aug., 1742. 

430 JosiAH Pomeroy, b. June 8, 1743; m. July 3, 1774, Ann Allis of 
Hartford. 

431 Isaac Pomeroy, b. Aug. 6, 1745. + 

78 REV. BENTA:\IIN P0]MER0Y, (Joseph, Medad, Eltiveed), b. 
Nov. 11, 1704, Suffield, Conn.; A. B.. Yale, 1733; D. D., Dartmouth, 
1774; m. Oct. 23, 1734, Abigail Wheelock, dau. of Dea. Ralph 
Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. He was minister in Hebron, Conn., 
from 1734 to 1784; Chaplain in the army during the French and 
Indian wars; Chaplain of the 3d regt. Connecticut Line, from Jan., 
1777, to July, 1778. His tombstone in Hebron bears the following 
inscription : 

"Along the gentle slope of life's decline 
He bent his gradual way, 
Till full of years, he drops 
Life's mellow fruit into the grave." 

"Here lies the body of the Rev. Benj. Pomeroy, D. D., minister of 
the First Church of Hebron, and a trustee of Dartmouth College. 
Native of Suffield. Ob. Dec. 21st, 1784; aged 81. For 50 years 
a zealous preacher of the gospel, and eminently successful about 
1743. A Patron of learning, a firm and active Pastor and a friend 
to the distressed." 
5th gen. Children: 

432 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. Jan. 9, 1736; he was a Surgeon in the 4th 
Conn, regt., of which his father was Chaplain ; d. in that service 
during the French War, at Skaneateles, Dec. 8, 1757, or 1760. 

433 Ralph Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8, 1737. + 

434 Eleazar Wheelock Pomeroy, b. Sept. 1, 1739. 4- 

435 Josiah Pomeroy, b. Sept. 4, 1741; d. Sept. 11, 1742. 

436 Abigail Pomeroy, b. May 31, 1744. + 

437 Josiah Pomeroy, b. June 18, 1745. + 

438 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1747; d. Jan. 16, 1748. 

439 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Jan. 28, 1748-9; d. IMarch 29, 1749. 

440 Hezekiah Pomeroy, b. July 17, 1750; d. Jan. 3, 1755. 

441 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8. 1751. 4- 

442 John Pomeroy, b. March 5, 1754: d. April 27, 1754-5. 

443 Elihu Pomeroy, b. Aug. 19, 1755. + 

444 Augustus Wheelock Pomeroy, b. Feb. 14, 1758; d. Jan, 24, 1759. 
"Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy, son of Joseph Pomeroy, and grand-son of 

Deacon Medad and Experience (Woodward) Pomeroy of Northampton, 
Mass., was bom in Suffield (then in Massachusetts afterwards incorpor- 



d^n^alngu of tl)? ^om^rog 2Famtltt 17B 

ated in Connecticut), Nov. 19, 1704, and was so far as appears the oldest 
at graduation of any of the students (Yale) commemorated in this volume. 
His mother was Hannah Seymour, daughter of Richard, Jr., of Hartford, 
Conn." — (Barber's Historical Collection.) 

"He resided at the College a year after graduation as one of the first 
scholars on Dean Berkley's foundation, receiving as the income il6. He 
seems at the same time to have prosecuted the study of theolog}% as he began 
in 1734 to preach in Hebron, Conn., where he was ordained Pastor Dec. 
16, 1735. Soon after the great revival in 1740 began, he identified himself 
with the movement, and thenceforth labored abundantly to promote it. In 
June, 1742, after the law had been passed for correcting disorders in preach- 
ing, Mr. Pomeroy was accused before the General Assembly of disorderly 
conduct at Stratford, in company with his friend. James Davenport, (Yale 
College, 1732) and was brought to Hartford for trial, but was dismissed 
by the Assembly as having been comparatively blameless. 

"A summons was again issued by the x\ssembly, October, 1743. com- 
manding his appearance to answer to charges of violation of law. Accord- 
ingly, he appeared at the next session, in May, 1744, w^as found guilty and 
compelled to bear the costs of the prosecution. He also, about this time, 
preached in the neighboring parish of Colchester without the leave of the 
resident minister and was in consequence deprived of his salary for several 
years." 

Rev. Dr. Timothy Cooley of Granville, ]\Iass., said in conversation with 
Benjamin Pomeroy of Stonington, Esq., in 1850: "After personal contact 
with George Whitfield your grandfather accepted the new teachings and 
thenceforth his opinions and preachings were much influenced by them." 
Alluding to the suspension from the ministry for preaching in another parish 
contrary to the wishes of the resident clergyman, he said: '"Your grand- 
father said : 'Sir, those seven years that I was deprived of my stated salary 
were the most fruitful years of my ministry ;' for he went up and down 
country and wherever he found two men and a hay-stack he had a pulpit 
and a congregation and he proclaimed the Gospel to them." 

"The late Dr. Pomeroy and his brother-in-law, Dr. Wheelock, were the 
first who received the interest of the legacy given by Rev. Dean Berkeley 
to the best classical scholars of the senior class in Yale College." * * * 
"Samson Occum, the celebrated Indian preacher, lived a year with Dr. 
Pomeroy studying Latin and Greek." — (Life of Wheelock, 1811.) 

His marriage to the sister of his classmate, Dr. Wheelock, caused his 
active interest in the establishment of the Indian Charity School and its 
successor, Dartmouth College. In the summer of 1766 he took a journey 
to consult Sir William Johnson as to the best place for building the 
future college; and in 1770 he accompanied Dr. Wheelock on the visit to 
Hanover, which finally determined the site. He was named as one of the 
original trustees of the college and continued in office till his death. The 
same college conferred upon him the degree of D. D. in 1774. For more 
than a year before his death he was entirely blind. A sermon preached 
soon after his death by his son-in-law, the Rev. David McClure, Yale 
College, 1769, was printed. 

The Rev. Samuel A. Peters, (Yale, 1757), who was born and bred 



in Hebron, Conn., wrote of him in 1781 as "An excellent scholar, an ex- 
emplary gentleman, and a most thundering preacher of the New Light 
order." The Rev. Benjamin Trumbull, (Yale, 1759), who was also brought 
lip under Dr. Pomeroy's preaching, describes him as a "^Man of real genuis, 
grave, solemn and weighty in his discourses, which were generally well 
composed, and delivered with a great deal of .animation, zeal and affection. 
He might be reckoned among the best preachers of his day." 

Another parishioner, the Rev. David Porter. (Dartmouth, 1784), wrote 
of him in 1848. "He possessed considerable native talent and more than 
ordinary attainments in literature and science. Nor was he less dis- 
tinguished for wit and sarcasm. At the commencement of hostilities between 
the American Colonies and Great Britain, he showed himself a warm 
friend to the cause of Independence." 

He published nothing, but some of his letters found the wav into 
print, among them one written to Sir William Johnson in 1762, in the "Doc- 
umentarv History of New York:" Vol. iv. p. 316. It was in March, 1758, 
that he was app'ointed Chaplain of the 3d Connecticut regiment ; and in 
March, 1759, Chaplain of the 4th Connecticut, of which his son, Benjamin, 
Jr., had been appointed Surgeon. 

In 1757 Rev. Benjamin Pomeroy was at Fort Edward, Chaplain of the 
3d Connecticut, in 1759 at Lake George and Crown Point, Chaplain of the 
4th Connecticut, and in 1760 with the expedition into Canada. His ser- 
vices as Chaplain in the War of the Revolution will be found on another 
page under the head, "Pomeroy ]\Ien in the Revolution." 

79 NATHANIEL POMEROY, (Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Jan. 
23, 1706, Suffield; m. Julv 18, 1733, Susanna Seymour, b. April 13, 
1706, bp. April 14, 1706, Hartford, Conn., d. Feb. 27, 1778, dau. of 
John Seymour and Elizabeth Webster, of Hartford; (John Sey- 
mour gave several of his children farms near New Hartford) ; 
Nathaniel was surveyor of highways for Suffield; he d. there Feb. 
20, 1781. 

5th gen. Children: * 

445 Capt. Nathaniel Pomeroy, b. May 23. 1734. + 

446 LuciNA Pomeroy, b. Oct. 27, 1736. + 

447 Susanna Pomeroy, b. Jan. 17, 1738; m. Sept. 16, 1765, Ichabod 
Smith of Suffield, Conn. 

448 John Pomeroy, b. March 7, 1741. + 

449 Daniel Pomeroy, b. Feb. 19, 1744. + 

450 Asa Pomeroy, b. June 1, 1749. + 

80 NOAH POMEROY, {Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Oct. 20, 1709, 
Suffield, Conn. ; m. Aug. 26, 1732, Abigail Remington, perhaps dau. 
of John, (John, Thomas, John), who was b. Suffield, 1692, d. Sept. 
26, 1813 ; he was appointed sealer of leather for Suffield; he d 

5th gen. Children: 

451 Noah Pomeroy, b. Jan. 24, 1733. + 

452 Abigail Pomeroy, b. April 3, 1734 ; d. May 29, 1734. 

453 Eliakim Pomeroy, b. May 3, 1735. + 



1 

I . 

j 454 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Oct. 14, 1736. + 

,' 455 Simeon Pomeroy, b. July 20, 1738; d. Jan. 30, 1761. 

456 Dan Pomeroy^ b. ]\Iarch 26, 1740; m. and removed to Canaan, Col- 
umbiaaa county, N. Y. ; the new census of 1790 credits Dan with a 
family of two males over sixteen, one male under sixteen, and two 
females. When Mr. North entered upon this census he had an op- 
portunity to make a government work of great value, but he was 
eminently successful in evading it. 

457 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Aug. 2, 1741. 

458 Jonathan Pomeroy, b. Sept. 15, 1743. + 

459 Elijah Pomeroy, b. April 15, 1745. 

460 Epaphras Pomeroy. b. Julv 12, 1749; d. Aug. 20, 1751. 

461 Ruth Pomeroy, b. Feb. 8,' 1751. + 

462 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Sept. 24, 1752. 

463 Epaphras Pomeroy, b. April 4, 1753 ; d. April 3, 1764. 

163 CATHERINE POMEROY, (Samuel, Medad, Eltzveed), b. May 4, 
1708, Newtown, Conn. ; m. May 25, 1729, Jacob Riker of Newtown, 
who d. 1778, New York City. He established bakery business, 
in Beekman street, New York; at the beginning of the Revolution 
they moved to Rhinebeck ; no date of her death. 

^th gen. Children: 

464 Lydia Riker, b. 1732 ; m, Capt. Isaac Sheldon. + 

465 Abraham Riker, b. 1734; m. Oct. 29, 1757, Sarah Rousby, dau. of 
Henry Rousby, (who was son of the widow of Capt. William Kidd, 
who m. (2) Christopher Rousby). + 

466 Maegaret Riker, b. 1740 ; m. Sept. 2, 1766, Capt. Abraham Riker. + 

467 Catherine Riker, b. 1742; m, (1) Capt. Dennis Candy; m. (2) 
Cornelius Bradford. 

468 Elizabeth Riker, m. Capt. George Collins. 

6th gen. Children of Lydia and Isaac Sheldon, (464): 

469 Lydia Sheldon, m. Thomas Wooster, son of James Wooster, a 
soldier of the Revolution. + 

470 Mary Pomeroy Sheldon, m. Capt. Liscombe of Lanesboro, Mass. + 

471 Elizabeth Sheldon, m. Mr. Verstile. 

Children of Abraham and Sarah Riker, (465): 

472 Sarah Riker, b. 1768; m. John Walgrove of Dobbs' Ferry, N. Y. 

473 Emma Riker, b. 1772; m. William Whitehead of Perth Amboy, N. J. 

474 John Riker, b. 1780; moved to Philadelphia, Pa. 

Child of Margaret and Abraham Riker, (466): 

475 Jane Riker, b. 1768; m. June 8, 1791, Rev. Asa Hillyer. 

yth gen. Children of Lydia and Thomas Wooster, (469): 

476 Isaac Wooster. 

477 Charles Wooster. Admiral in the Chilian navy. 

478 Maria Wooster, m. Prof. Turner of New Haven, Conn. 

Children of Mary and Capt. Liscombe, (470): 

479 Lydia Liscombe, m. John Wesley Jarvis. Portrait artist. 

480 Eliza Liscombe. 



164 ABIGAIL POMEROY, (Samuel, Medad, Eltzveed). b. July 8, 
1710 ; m. Jonathan Hazard. The old Hazard homestead is still ( 1903) 
in perfect preservation in Newtown, Conn. 
^th gen. Child: 

481 James Hazard, b. 1752, Newtown, Conn. 

167 ELIZABETH PO:\IEROY, (Samuel, Medad. Eltweed), b. Nov. 16, 
1717; m. Dec. 11, 1734. Philip Edsall. 
5th gen. Children: 

482 Samuel Edsall, b. about 1744; d. Oct. 11, 1806, in his 62d year. 

483 Elizabeth Edsall, b ; m. Judge Benjamin Coe. 

6th gen. Children of Elizabeth and Benjamin Coe, (483) : 

484 Samuel Coe, d. young. 

485 Phebe Coe, m. Aaron Furman. 

486 Elizabeth Coe, m. Thomas Betts. 

487 Benjamin Coe, b. July 11, 1784; m. Catherine Nostrand, dau. of 
John ; he d. Aug. 17, 1817. 



168 SAMUEL FRENCH POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
1691, Northampton; m. Jan. 30, 1722, Hannah Crasson Hannum, 
dau. of John Hannum and Elizabeth Crasson, b. 1700, d. 1793; he 
was a tailor in 1720, and made men's garments ; for a pair of "leather 
breeches he received 5s, for a coat and jacket 3s 6d, and for linen 
breeches 2s 6d;" he died about 1760. Residence, Southampton, 
where he received an additional grant of the school lands. 
5th gen. Children: 

488 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Sept. 7, 1729. + 

489 Hannah Pomeroy, b. May 23, 1732. + 

490 Aaron Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1734. + 

491 Anna Pomeroy, b. 1736. + 

175 CALEB POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Oct. 2, 1707, 
Northampton; m. Nov. 15, 1733, Thankful Phelps, b. 1710, North- 
ampton, d. in Southampton, dau. of William Phelps and Thankful 
Edwards; farmer at Easthampton; d. in Southampton, where he 
resided in 1783. 

5th gen. Children: 

492 Abner Pomeroy, b. Sept. 7, 1734. + 

493 Elijah Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1736. + 

494 Eleanor Pomeroy, b. April 11, 1738. + 

495 Caleb Pomeroy, b. July 10, 1740. + 

496 Chloe Pomeroy, b. Nov. 29, 1741. + 

497 Joel Pomeroy, b. 1743; went south and all trace lost. 

498 Enos Pomeroy, b. about 1746. + 

499 Thankful Pomeroy, b. 1747; m. 1778, Jacob Pomeroy, (626), son 
of Elisha Pomeroy and Mercy Searle. 



500 Gershom Pomeroy, b. about 1749; m. 1779, Sarah Bartlett; Revolu- 
tionary service, from Southampton, April 21, 1775, private in Capt. 
Lemuel Pomeroy's company ; Aug. 1, 1775, sergeant in Capt. Lemuel 
Pomeroy's company; Sept. 10, 1777, corporal in Capt. Abner Pome- 
roy's company. He was drowned in the river near Easthampton soon 
after his marriage; his Bible was found with him. 

501 Solomon Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 26, 1752. + 

502 Phebe Pomeroy, b. 1754; m. in 1779, Timothy Pomeroy (619), 
son of Ebenezer and Rachel (Searle) Pomeroy. 

503 Silas Pomeroy, no data collected; it is said he m; had one child 
scalded to death. 

176 MARY POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. July 1, 1716; 
m. 1740, Nathaniel Searle, Jr., son of Nathaniel Searle and Priscilla 
Webb, b. 1715, d. 1801 ; she d. 1806. 
5th gen. Children: 

504 Abijah Searle, b. 1741 ; m. 1770, Elizabeth Clapp, dau. of Roger 
Clapp and Anna Munn; he d. 1819. + 

505 Levi Searle, b. 1743; m. about 1771, Ruth ; he d. in 1823. 

506 Martha Searle, b. 1744; d. in childhood. 

507 Mary Searle, b. 1746; m. in 1779, Asahel Strong, son of Aaron 
and Rachel Strong of South Coventry ; she d, 1822. + 

508 Nathaniel Searle, b. 1748; m. in 1775, Mrs. Experience (Warner) 
Loomis ; they were generally known as "Uncle Nat" and "Aunt Spid." ; 
he m. (2) in 1800, Mrs. x\nna (Burt) Pomeroy, (widow of Timothy 
Pomeroy, who was son of Ebenezer Pomeroy and Rachel Searl), 
.she d. 1801, ae. 48; he m. (3) Experience Bartlett (1802)^ who d. 
1836. ae. 85 ; he d. 1812, ae. 64. + 

509 Martha Searle, b. 1750 ; m. John Williams. 

510 Oliver Searle, b. 1752 ; known as the bell-ringer ; d. 1808. 

511 Zephaniah Searle, (twin with Oliver), b. 1752; he was famous 
for his skill in trapping foxes ; d. 1830 ; unm. 

512 Lydia Searle, b. 1754; m. in 1777, Ezekial Wood, Jr.; he was acci- 
dentally killed by Capt. Samuel Coleman while hunting deer; she 

. ,__^m. (2) William Baldwin; she d^Au^. 3, 1816. 

513~"Mercy Searle, b. 1757; m. in'l§0K Ichabod Howe, of West Spring- 
field; she d. 1798; he m. (2) L^yd^a How, dau. of Ichabod How and 
Mary Pomeroy. 

6th gen. Children of Abijah and Elizabeth Searle, (504): 

514 RuFus Searle, m. Nancy Searle, dau. of Gideon Searle and Anna 
Pomeroy. 

515 Lucinda Searle, m. Capt. William Dada, son of William Dada and 
Jerusha Burt. 

Children of Mary and Asahel Strong, (507): 

516 MtRANDA Strong, b. March 31, 1779. 

517 Aaron Strong, b. Nov. 8, 1781 ; m. Oct. 15, 1806, Lurana Searl, b. 
Jan. 5, 1781 ; d. June 7, 1846; he d. May 7, 1837. 



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Children of Nathaniel and Experience Searle (ist zvifej, (508): 

518 Silas Warner Se.\rle, b. 1776; m. Pamelia Bliss of Springfield, 
Mass. 

519 AcHSAH Searle, b. 1778; unm.] d. May 23, 1863. 

520 Thaddeus Searle, b. Oct., 1782; m. 1812, Lydia Howe of West 
Springfield, Mass. 

Child by 2d wife, (308) : 

521 Nathaniel Burt Se-\rle, b. Nov. 11, 1801 ; m. Oct. 10, 1826, Amelia 
Pomeroy; he d. July 31, 1878, East Onondago, N. Y. + 

177 JOSHUA POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. Sept. 9, 1717, 
Southampton; m. Lois Phelps, b. 1725, d. April 21, 1779. dau. of 
William Phelps and Thankful Edwards; he d. April 21, 1779. 
3th gen. Children: 

522 Lois Pomeroy, b. May 29. 1749. + 

523 Isaac Pomeroy, b. 1751. 

524 Joshua Pomeroy, b. Aug. 2, 1752 ; said to have been a soldier of 
the Revolution; m. Aug. 22, 1772, Elizabeth Dimond, who d. in 
1776; he d. 1778. 

525 Gideon Pomeroy, b. Jan. 26. 1755 ; d. same year. 

526 Lydia Pomeroy, b. Feb. 29, 1756. + 

527 Miriam Pomeroy, b. March 25, 1759. + 

528 Grace Pomeroy, bp. May 20, 1761. + - 

529 Gideon Pomeroy, bp. June 12, 1765. + 

530 Justus Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 22, 1767. + 

531 Princess Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 22, 1767; twin with Justus. + 

^178 NOAH POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. Oct. 13, 1719, 

Southampton; m. (1) 1753, Lucy , d. 1754; m. (2) 1756, 

Temperance-V; . . .--.v b. 1728, d. Sept. 2, 1787; he settled about 1774, 
on the east side of Pomeroy Mountain; he d. Sept. 20, 1810, at 
Southampton, ]\fass. 

3th gen. Child: 

532 H.\NNAH Pomeroy, b. March 15, 1754. 

Children by 2d zi'ife: 

533 IcHABOD Pomeroy, b. March 9, 1757. + 

534 Gad Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1759. + 
^535 Joel Pomeroy, b. April 8, 1762. + 

536 Daniel Pomeroy, b. April 8, 1762, (twin with Joel). + 

537 Harmon Pomeroy, b. 1763. 

538 Temper.\nce Pomeroy, b. May 6, 1765; m. March 27, 1785, John 
Hering of Northampton. 

539 Ruby Pomeroy, b. 1775. + 

180 ELIZABETH POAIEROY, (Samtiel, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. Feb. 25, 
1723, Northampton; m. May 29, 1744, David Root. b. Feb. 15. 
1711, in Westfield, Mass., son of John and Eleanor Root. 
3th gen. Children: 

540 Eleanor Root, b. July 25, 1747; d. July 26, 1748. 



541 Eleanor Root, b. Oct. 30, 1748. 

542 Annie Root, b. Aug. 11, 1750. 

543 John Root, b. July 10, 1754. 

544 Phebe Root, b. July 10, 1754 (twin with John). 

181 SIMEON POMEROY, (Samuel, Caleb, Eltzvced), b. June 15, 
1725, Northampton; m. March 27, 1747, Abigail Smith*, b. Sept. 
14, 1726, d. Dec. 10, 1820, dau. of Pelatiah Smith and Abigail Wait ; 
after residing in Southampton for a time with his father, they set- 
tled in Amherst, Mass., about 1750; d. June 22, 1812. 
^th gen. Children: 

545 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Nov. 22, 1747. + 

546 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Nov. 24, 1749. + 

547 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Jan. 22, 1752. + 

548 Simeon Pomeroy, b. April 24, 1754. + 

549 Mary Pomeroy, b. Sept. 10, 1756; d. young. 

550 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Feb. 6. 1760. + 

551 David Pomeroy, b. March 12, 1762. + 

552 Mary Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1764; m. Jan. 16, 1794, Nathaniel Ed- 
wards, b. April 25, 1756, d. July 22, 1780, son of Jonathan Edwards 
of Amherst ; she d. s. p., 1795. 

553 Dorcas Pomeroy, b. Oct. 13, 1767. + 

554 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1769; d. Sept. 1, 1777. 

555 Moses Pomeroy, b. April 10, 1773 ; d. Sept. 2, 1777. 

203 HANNAH POMEROY, (Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Feb. 4, 1709, 
in Southampton, Mass.; m. Dec. 10, 1730, Amos Loomis, b. Aug. 
12, 1707, in Windsor, Conn., d. 1779, son of Stephen Loomis and 
Esther Colt. He went to Southampton in his youth and entered the 
employ of Mr. Nathaniel Curtiss, and after marriage was perhaps 
adopted by Mr. Curtiss, in 1857, as is suggested by the following 
lines from' his will, as quoted from "The Loomis Family in Amer- 
ica:" "To Amos Loomis, who served his time with me, I devise 
the other half of my lot on Rainbow Hill, that was Judd's ; or after 
my wife's decease, the whole of it to be to him, his heirs, etc." 
This will is dated Nov. 22, 1775. He was survived by his wife. 



♦Judd's Hadley says: "Lieut. Samuel Smith, with wife Elizabeth and 
children, set sail for New England, April 30, 1634; he and his wife each then 
called 32 years of age. He came from Weathersfield, where he was a leading 
man, to Hadley, Mass., where he held important offices in church and state. 
He died about 1680; his widow died March 16, 1686. They had six children, 
of whom Chileab, the fifth, was born about 1635, and died March 7, 1731; 
he married Hannah, dau. of Luke Hitchcock of Wethersfield; she died Aug. 
31, 1733, aged 88. They had fourteen children, of whom Samuel was the 
second, born March 9, 1665; he was a shoemaker; died Aug. 4, 1724; he 
married March 9, 168 7, Sarah Bliss, who was alive in 174 2. They had ten 
children, of whom Pelatiah was the fourth, b. March 8, 1694; lived in Amherst, 
and married, 1721, Abigail Wait, dau. of William Wait of Northampton. They 
had four children, of whom Abigail was third." 



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5th gen. Children, all b. in Southampton, Mass,: 

556 Amos Loomis, b. Dec. 17, 1731 ; m. Experience Parsons; he d. Sept. 
10, 1756. + 

557 Nathaniel Loomis, b. May 28, 1734; m. April 10, 1762, Tabitha 
Kingsley, b. Sept. 5, 1739, in Northampton, d. Sept. 16, 1815, dau. 
of Ebenezer Kingsley and Mary Dudley; he d. in Southampton in 
1795. He was present at the surrender, and massacre, of Fort 
William Henry to the French and Indians, and with Joel Clapp, 
made his escape after a desperate run of fourteen miles, naked. 
He was also a soldier of the Revolution, joining Capt. Ebenezer 
Sheldon's 7th company, in 1782. + 

558 CuRTiss LooMis, b. Nov. 15, 1736; m. Nov. 16, 1764, Experience 
Warner; he d. 1773; she m. (2) Nathaniel Searle, Res. South- 
ampton, Mass. + 

559 Hannah Loomis, b. Jan. 15, 1738-9; m. Feb. 14, 1761, Noah Burt, 
b. Aug. 30, 1734, drowned April 27, 1800, at Russell, Mass., son of 
Thomas Burt and Mercy Phelps. + 

560 AsHER LooMis, b. Sept. 12, 1741 ; m. May 17, 1778, Margaret Clark; 
he d. 1779; his widow was appointed, Feb. 5, 1782, guardian of 
Asher Loomis, Jr.; she m. (2) March 27, 1800, Joel Strong. Res. 
Southampton. + 

561 Esther Loomis, b. April 28, 1744; m. April 30, 1777, Moses Danks 
of Southampton. + 

562 Abisha Loomis, b. and d. 1747. , 

563 Shem Loomis, b. June 7, 1750; m. Dec. 7, 1776, Rhoda Winter, d. 
July 22, 1820, ae. 65; he d. Sept. 27, 1821, in Southampton. + 

6th gen. Child of Amos and Experience Loomis, (556): 

564 Jerusha Loomis, b. in Northampton, Mass.; m. May 27, 1784, in 
Washington, Mass., Phineas Cowles. 

Children of Nathaniel and Tabitha Loomis, (557): 

565 RoxANNA Loomis, b. Aug. 17, 1763 ; m. Nov. 17, 1781, Jude Wright, 
who d. Nov. 29, 1834; she d. Jan. 5, 1845. 

566 Alexander Loomis, b. Julv 7, 1765; m. Sept. 30, 1799, Miriam 
Jones, who d. Nov. 19, 1843,' ae. 67; he d. March 30, 1845. 

567 Amos Loomis, b. Sept. 23, 1767; m. Jan. 23, 1793, Martha Herrick, 
who d. 1849, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Clark) Herrick; he. 
d. 1820. Settled at Franklin, Portage county, Ohio. 4- 

568 Sybil Loomis, b. March 11, 1771 ; m. Sept. 29, 1793, Joshua Wright. 

569 JoAB Loomis, b. Oct. 19, 1773; m. Feb. 3, 1803, Zilpah Hannum; 
he d. 1828, at Hinkley, Medina county, Ohio. 

570 Nathaniel Loomis, b. Feb. 29, 1776; m. (int. pub. May 25, 1800) 
Patty Ludington; he d. March 26, 1854, at Otisco, N. Y. 

571 Asenath Loomis, b. 1780; m. Dec. 10, 1801, Elisha Hutchinson, 
who d. Feb. 8, 1840, son of Dea. Elisha and Mercy Hutchinson; 
she d. Jan., 1869, at Russell, Mass. 

Children of Cnrtiss and Experience Loomis, (558): 

572 Lovisa Loomis, b. Nov. 15, 1766; m. Sept. 3, 1785, Gideon Searle, 
Jr., who d. May 25, 1804, ae. 40. 



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573 Artemus Loomis, b. Dec. 16, 1768; m. June 23, 1792, Asenath 
Bascom, Southampton. 

574 LuciNDA Loomis, b. April 13, 1771; m. Jan. 22, 1791, Capt. Stephen 
Bates, Southampton. 

575 Curtis Loomis. b. May 13. 1772; m. Oct. 13, 1792, Jerusha Clark, 
who d. Sept. 22, 1855, dau. of Oliver Clark; he d. Feb. 5, 1814; 
she m. (2) Silas Sheldon. Southampton. 

Children of Hannah and Noah Burt, (55p): 

576 Elvira Burt, 577 Huldah Burt. 

576.1 Hannah Burt, 577.1 Lavinia Burt, 

576.2 Esther Burt, 577.2 Royal Burt. 

576.3 Noah Burt, 

Child of Asher and Margaret Loomis, (360): 

578 Asher Loomis, b. May 21, 1779; m. Abigail ; he d. 1858, at 

Berlin, N. Y. 

Children of Esther and Moses Banks, (561): 

579 Moses Danks. 579.1 Esther Danks. 

Children of Shem and Rhoda Loomis, (56^): 

580 Silence Loomis, b. Feb. 12, 1778; m. Sept. 15, 1800, Alpheus 
Strong; she d. June 11,. 1803. 

581 Hannah Loomis, b. March 9, 1780; m. in 1807, James McElwain; 
s. p. 

582 Nancy Loomis, b. Sept. 13, 1782; d. July 31, 1869; unm. 

583 Luther Loomis. b. March 13, 1785; m. Dec. 9, 1812, Desiah Frary; 
he d. Oct, 5, 1859. 

584 Shem Loomis, b. June 19. 1788; m. Oct. 21, 1810, (intent) Hannah 
Soice; he d. Nov. 8, 1871. at Mechlenburg, N, Y, 

585 Rev. Aretus Loomis, b. Dec. 19, .1790; m. Oct. 11, 1819, Sarah 
Goodman; he d. Aug. 13, 1857, at Bennington, Vt 

7th gen. Children of Amos and Martha Loomis, (36/): 

586 Melissa Loomis, b. Dec. 5, 1794; m. Jan. 25, 1816, Reuel Shurtliff, 
b. Feb. 4, 1794, d. Sept. 4, 1846, son of Noah and Lydia Shurtliff; 
she d. March 29, 1873. 

587 Almon Loomis, b. Feb. 24, 1796 ; d. 1828 ; unm. 

588 Jasper Loomis, b. March 25, 1798; d. 1820; unm. 

589 KiNGSLEY Loomis, b. Dec. 5, 1800 ; m. Sept. 28, 1820, Betsev Andrews. 
b. Sept. 20, 1802, d, Oct. 16. 1878, dau. of Dea. Samuel Andrews and 
Tryphena Loomis; he d. Aug. 28, 1856, at Cleveland, Ohio. + 

590 Amos Loomis, b, Sept. 8. 1803 ; m. Dec. 7, 1823, Wealthy Moore, 
b. May 6, 1808, d. Sept. 9, 1889, dau. of Hiram Moore and Deborah 
Phelps ; he d. May, 1850. 

591 Marcus Loomis, b. Sept. 21, 1806; m. Jan, 15, 1829, Jerusha H. 
Cutler. 

592 William Herrick Loomis, b. May 11, 1809; m. Sept, 2, 1829, 
Cynthia Loomis. 

8th gen. Children of Kingsley and Betsey Loomis, (589): 

593 Lorin Loomis, b. 1821 ; d. ae. four years. 



594 LoDiCE LooMis, b. 1822-3; m. Alexander Blaine, d. 1863, son of 
Thomas Blaine. 

595 LoRRiN KiNGSLEY LooMis, b. Jan. 10, 1825 ; m. Jan. 6, 1853, Eunice 
Ann IMann. 

596 Charles Wilson Loomis, b. July 12, 1828; m. in 1852, Sarah 
Oberholtzer, b. Jan. 10, 1833, d. Sept., 1906, dau. of Jacob B. 
Oberholtzer and Man,- Renninger ; he d. Nov. 14, 1864. 4- 

597 Edward Andrews Loomis, b. May 2, 1831 ; m. Harriet Laraway. 

598 Henry Loomis, b. Aug. 28, 1834-5; m. Emily Fitch. 

599 Fannie Loomis, b. 1837 ; m. 1853, William Prescott. 

600 William Harrison Loomis, b. July 24, 1840; m. Portia Naomi 
Fifield. 

601 Eliza Loomis, b. 18-14; d. Oct.. 1857, at La Porte, Ind. 

gth gen. Children of Charles W. and Sarah Loomis, (596): 

602 Prof. Elisha Scott Loomis. B. S., A. M., Ph. D., LL. B., b. Sept. 
18, 1852 ; m. June 17, 1880, Letitia E. Shire, b. April 17, 1856, dau. 
of Henry Shire and Martha iVnn Welch. He was compiler and 
editor of "The Loomis Family in America;'' edition of 1908. 
Res., Berea, Ohio. 4- 

603 Charles Wilson Loomis, b. Dec. 31, 1853; d. Aug. 24, 1886. 

604 Jacob Henry Loomis, b. Feb. 17, 1856; m. Minnie Orth. 

605 William Franklin Loomis, b. Aug. 27, 1857; m. (1) Nancy C. 
Wilson ; (2) Oliva S. Greene. 

606 Albert Adillo Loomis, b. April 9, 1859; m. (1) Amelia M. Nie- 
meyer; (2) Victoria I. Allen. 

607 Milo Sylvester Loomis, b. March 22, 1862 ; unm. 

608 D. Allen Loomis, b. March 29. 1864 ; m. Flora Snell. 

loth gen. Children of Elisha S. and Letitia E. Loomis, (602): 
609'- Elatus Gaefield Loomis, b. Oct. 9, 1883; gr. West High School; 
student at Case School of Applied Science. With Central Engineer- 
ing Co., Cleveland, Ohio; m. June 20, 1911, Zoe E. Clark. 

610 Clara Icoxa Loomis, b. Aug. 22, 1890; gr. Berea High School; 
student one year at Lake Erie Seminary for Women, Painesville, 
Ohio; two years at Baldwin University, Berea, O. ; student in Kin- 
dergarten Training School, Cleveland, O. 

204 ELDAD POMEROY, {Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Dec. 31, 1711; 

m. (1) about 1750, Bathsheba ; m. (2) May 14, 1786, 

Priscilla Searle, dau. of Nathaniel and Priscilla Searle. 
5th gen. Children: 

611 Sarah Pomeroy, b. 1751 ; m. May 27, 1769, John Clapp of East- 



Martha Pomeroy, b. \7SZ.Y,\ ^^^^^-^-^K^"^'- v I . ' y . - lt < 



612 

613 Eldad Pomeroy, b. 1756. , . _„ 

614 Bathsheba Pomeroy, b. 1757. 

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205 EBENEZER POMEROY. (El dad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Nov. 10, 
1715 ; m. Jan. 2, 1740, Rachel Searle, dau. of Nathaniel and Priscilla 
Searle; he d. Oct. 13, 1766, Southampton, Mass. 

5th gen. Children: 

615 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Jan. 17, 1741. + 

616 Elihu Pomeroy, b. 1742; m. April 25,. 1790, Rachel Strong, b. 
1751, d. 1830; he d. 1824. 

617 Rachel Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1744; m. Aug. 6, 1768, John Hannum; 
she d. Nov. 14, 1789. 

618 Kesiah Pomeroy, b. 1746; d. young. 

619 Gen. Timothy Pomeroy, b. Jan. 13, 1750. + 

620 Kesiah Pomeroy, b. 1753. 

621 Titus Pomeroy, b. Oct. 10, 1757. + 

622 Dorcas Pomeroy, b. 1760; m. (1) in 1779, Amaziah Darrow; m. 
(2) Elijah Norton. 

206 ELISHA POMEROY, {Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1719; m. (1) 
Dec. 22, 1743, Mercy Searle, dau. of Nathaniel and Priscilla Searle, 
b. 1721, d. 1769: m. (2) in 1780, Experience Bartlett (widow), b. 
1726, d. May 21, 1803 ; he d. Sept. 9, 1800. 

5th gen. Children: 

623 Mercy Pomeroy, b. 1745 ; d. 1746. 

624 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Oct. 19, 1747; d. 1769. 

625 Mercy Pomeroy, b. Oct. 30, 1749. + 

626 Jacob Pomeroy, b. Dec. 13, 1751. + 

627 Isaac Pomeroy, b. Aug. 14, 1753. + 

628 Jemima Pomeroy, b. March 21, 1755 ; d. Dec. 5, 1788. 

629 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Jan. 3, 1757: d. Feb. 2, 1776. 

630 Huldah Pomeroy, b. June 16, 1759. + 

631 Asahel Pomeroy, b. Dec. 13, 1761. + 

632 Priscilla Pomeroy, b. June 15, 1764; m. March 6, 1782, Seth 
Hulburt, bp. July 24, 1763, d. Feb. 24, 1783, son of James Hulburt 
and Eleanor Pomeroy (Caleb) ; she d. s. p. 

207 JOSEPH POMEROY, (Eldad, Caleb, Eltiveed), b. Nov. 19, 1721; 
m. about 1741, Abigail Searle, dau. of Nathaniel and Priscilla Searle. 

5th gen. Children: 

633 Abigail Pomeroy, b. 1742, .Southampton; m. in 1775, Abner Smith 
of Murrayfield, Mass. [ •D-iXcfC^.^ ) 

634 Joseph Pomeroy, b. 1744. + ^' 

635 Lucy Pomeroy, b. 1745 ; d. young. 

636 Lucy Pomeroy, b. 1749. + 

637 Am ASA Pomeroy, b. 1756. + 

638 Hezekiah Pomeroy. 

639 Niece Pomeroy. 

208 BENJAMIN POMEROY, (Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1724; m. 
Anne ; settled in Georgetown, Me. 



^th gen. Children: 

640 Richard Pomeroy, b. Aug. 5, 1750. 

641 Deliverance Pomeroy, b. March 11, 1753. 

642 Anna Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1755. 

643 Margaret Pomeroy, b. May 22, 1758. 

209 ABIGAIL POMEROY, (Eldad, Caleb, Eltwced), b. 1727; m. 1748, 
Eliphaz Searle, b. 1722, son of Nathaniel Searle and Priscilla Webb ; 
she d. 1815. 
jth gen. Children: 

644 Jerusha Searle, b. 1749. 

645 Justus Searle, b. 1752 ; m. in 1776, Lydia Parks. 

646 Tamar Searle, m. Roxanna Bates, dau. of Lemuel Bates and Lucy 
Wait. 

647 Eliphaz Searle, Jr., m. Lovina Moore. 

648 Enoch Searle, m. Sally Welch. 

649 Philip Searle, m. Lydia Curtis. 

650 Martin Searle. 



215 MARY POMEROY, (Joshua, Joshua, Eltweed), b. Sept. 11, 1710, 
at Dorchester, Qaan, ; m. Nov. 10, 1733, at Stoughton, Samuel Clap. 
Residence, Norton, Mass. 

5th gen. Children b. at Norton, Mass.: 

651 Sarah Clap, b. Aug. 31, 1736; d. Dec. 18, 1736. 

652 Mercy Clap, b. May 27, 1738. 

653 Elizabeth Clap, b. July 1, 1741 ; m. Nov. 20, 1759, David Cope- 
land of Milton. 

654 Hannah Clap, b. Aug. 22, 1743; d. Sept. 2S, 1756. 

655 Samuel Clap, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1745; m. (int.) Aug. 13, 1768, 
Lvdia Wild, b. April 24, 1751, dau. of Samuel and Lvdia Wild. + 

656 Noah Clap, b. April 5, 1748; m. April 10. 1776, at Norton, Olive 
Shepard, b; April 24, 1754, d. Feb. 13, 1845, dau. of Thomas and 
Constant Shepard ; he d. Nov. 10, 1820. + 

6th gen. Children of Samuel and Lydia Clap, (655): 

657 Samuel Clap, b. May 17, 1769, (bp. June 3, 1770) ; d. July 28, 
1773, at Norton. 

658 Oliver Clap, b. March 22, 1771. 

659 Ichabod Clap, b. Aug. 27, 1773 ; m. March 13, 1803, Betsey Smith of 
Middleborough. 

Children of Noah and Olive Clap, (656): 

660 Polly Clap, b. May 14, 1777. 

661 Salmon Clap, b. Jan. 17, 1780, 

662 Elias Clap, b. Jan. 19, 1782. 

663 Constant Clap, b. Nov. 11, 1784. 

664 Appolas Clap, b. Feb. 27, 1787. 

665 Sally Clap, b. Aug. 17, 1789. 

666 Reuel Clap, b. April 4, 1792. 



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667 Nancy Clap, b. Feb. 9, 1796. 

(No further Pomeroy projection to tlie family of Joshua.) 

(B. 57. P. 106. Boston R. of Deeds.) 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come, &c. Samuel Clap of 
Norton in the County of Bristol within His Majesties Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England Junr yeoman and Mary his wife send greetings:. 
Know ye that they the sd Samuel Clap and Mary his wife (who is grandaughter 
of Joseph Weeks heretofore of Dorchester aforesaid Deceased and Daughter 
of Repent Pomroy Deceased, late wife of Joshua Pomroy of Norton aforesd 
Yeoman.) for and in consideration of the sum of Ten pounds in good Bills of 
Credit on the Province aforesaid to them in hand paid before the ensealing 
of these Presents and the Delivery thereof by Preserved Capen of Dorchester 
in the County of Suffolk in the sd. Province Gent. — several pieces or parcells 
all of them situate in the said Township of Dorchester and now in the Town- 
ship of Stoughton — laid out by the Proprietors of Dorchester and Stoughton 
to sd. Joseph Weeks dec'd, the Twenty Five Divisions of Land so called and 
the sd. Joshua Pomroy (late husband of the said Repent Pumroy mother of 
the sd Mary Clap who died seized of the premises) doth give up all his right 
title &C. to Preserved Capen. In witness whereof the sd Samuel Clap, Mary 
Clap and Joshua Pomroy have set hands &. seals. 

Samuel Clap and a seal 
Mary M Clap her mark 
Joskua Pumroy and a seal 
Feb. 8, 1736 
Bristol Ss Norton, March 29, 1737. 

Samuel and Mary Clap and Joshua Pumroy personally appeared &c. before 
Ephraim Leonard Just. Peace Dec. 13, 1738. Received and accordingly entred 
and examined. 



246- DEACON JOSEPH VOM'EROY::{Joseph- Joseph, Eltwe^d), h.\ 
Jan.v30, 1729;- Boston ;:m. Dec. 27^ 1759/ Huldah Dunbar, widow of 
Jonathan Stirbbs, b. Jan. 2, 1732,. Hingham, Mass., d. Nov. 23,- 1802 ;_ 
he d Dec. 25,: 1802. . 
^tk gen. Children: 

684 HuLDAH Pomeroy, b. Oct 19, 1760; d. Dec. 10, 1787. ' 

685 Jonathan Pomeroy, b. April 24, 1762 ; -d. Dec. 28. 1762. _ 
686- Joseph Pomeroy, b. March 28, 1764;^. Dec. 28,. 1764. - 

687 'John Pomeroy, b. Dec. 18, 1766; m. Annie Lane. 

688 Sarah Pomeroy, b. June 3, 1768; m. Richard Parker. 

689 Polly (Molly) Pomeroy, b. Feb. 9, 1770. 

690 Richard Pomeroy, b. Oct. 9, 1771. + 

691 Hannah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 18, 1773; m. Phineas Parker. 

692 Abigail Pomeroy, b. (twin with Hannah) Oct. 18, 1773; m. Mr.'- 
Soule. 

(B. 134. P. 95-) 

Peter Dunbar Housewright, Joseph Pummery Yeoman, and Huldah my::; 
wife, Jonathan Locke yeoman and Sarah my wife, & Leah Dunbar Spinster, 
all of Falmouth in the County of Cumberland. Solomon Loring yeoman and 
Hannah ray wife, Thomas Perry Husbandman & Mary my wife all in Hingham 
in Co. of Suffolk. Hosea Orcutt & Abigail my wife of Cohasset Fishermen, .. 
sell to Loban Stodder Land in the Second Parish in Hingham. In witness 
whereof me the said Peter, Joseph Huldah Jonathan Sarah Leah Solomon ,. 



Hannah Theophilus Patience Thomas Mary Hosea Abigail have set hand and 
seal this fourth day of May A. D. 1774. 

Patience (her mark) Gushing and a seal. Theopilus Gushing and a seal 

Hannah Loring and a seal Solomon Loring and a seal. 

Peter Dunbar and a seal Hosea Orcutt and a seal. 

Huldah Pumroy's Mark and a seal Joseph Pumroy & a seal 

Leah Dunbar & a seal Sarah Lock and a seal 

Recorded March 24, 1782. Jonathan Lock. 

271 NOAH POMEROY, (Noah. Joseph, Eliivced), b. Oct. 8, 1725; 
Colchester, Conn.; m. April 24, 1648, Lurana Northam, b. May 25, 
1723, d. Feb. 24, 1806, dau. of Jolin Northam and Hannah Pomeroy 
(Joseph) ; he d. Sept. 17, 1798. Res., Colchester, Conn. 

^th gen. Children: 

693 Charles Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1749. 4- 

694 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Feb. 4, 1751. 

695 LiJRANA Pomeroy, b. May 22, 1752 ; m. Oct. 15. 1767, Martin Welles. 

696 Rev. Noah Pomeroy. b. Aug. 18, 1754. + 

697 Louisa Pomeroy, b. Sept. 3, 1761. 4- 

272 DANIEL POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph. Eltzueed), b. Oct. 13, 1727; 
m. Oct. 19, 1749, Naomi Kibbe, b. 1726, d. Sept. 14, 1793, dau. of 
Edward and Dorothy (Phelps) -Kibbe, widow of Joseph Phelps of 
Westfield, by her first m. she had Naomi Hatch Phelps, b. 1743, d. 
March 5, 1833; and Elijah Phelps, b. 1746/ d. 1823; Daniel d. Jan. 
23, 1785. Res., Coventry, Conn. ^ \*^f\^ 

^th gen. Children: - ,V ., ^-,fi 

698 Daniel Pomeroy, b. Aug. 3, 1750. + ' ' ' ' \^ \-^ 

699 Hon. Eleazar Pomeroy, b. Oct. 24, 1752. 4- \ 

700 Elizabeth Polan Pomeroy, b. ]\Iay 10, 1755. + 

273 ELIZABETH POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph, Eltzveed), b. 1729, Col- 
chester, Conn.; m. Jan. 27, 1750, Joshua Smith of Colchester, b. 
Jan. 31, 1729. 

5th gen. Children: 

701 Child, b. Aug. 29, 1750; d, soon. 

702 Elizabeth Smith, b. April 12, 1752. 

703 John Smith, b. March 12, 1754. 

704 Mary Smith, b. March 6, 1756. 

705 Temperance Smith, b. March 21, 1758. 

274 JOHN POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph, Eltzveed), b. Aug. 12, 1733, 
Somers, Conn.; m. Jan. 1, 1762, Esther Kibbee of Somers, b. 1731, d. 
Sept. 27, 1808; he d. Sept. 21, 1810. Res., in Somers, Conn. 

5th gen. Children: 

706 Esther Pomeroy, b. March 21. 1763. 4- 

707 John Pomeroy, b. May 1, 1764. + 

708 Abi Pomeroy, b. Oct. 3, 1765 ; m. Aug. 28, 1794, Joseph Billings. 

709 Tryphena Pomeroy, (twin with Abi) b. Oct. 3, 1765 ; m. Isaac Davis. 

710 Jude Pomeroy, b. Aug. 20, 1769. 4- 



711 AzuBAH PoMEROY, (twin with Jude) b. Aug. 20, 1769. + 

712 Elijah Pomeroy, b. Sept. 17, 1771 ; unm. 

713 HIR.VM PoMEROY, b. Nov. 1, 1773. + 

714 Ammittai Pomeroy, b. Sept. 17, 1776. + 

276 DEACON JOSHUA POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph, Eltweed) h. Feb. 

^^ 27 1737, Simers, Conn.; m. Nov. 15, 1759 Mary Davis of Staff od, 
Conn., b. April 30, 1736, d. March 30, 1805; he d. March 30, 181.. 
^th gen. Children: 

715 Ma^y Pomeroy, b. Nov. 15, 1760. + 

716 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Sept. 19, 1763. + 

717 LuciNDA Pomeroy, b. July 24, 1765 ; d. May 23, 1766. 

718 Capt. Samuel Pomeroy, b. Feb. 2, 1767. + 

719 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Dec. 11, 1769. + 

720 Joshua Pomeroy, b. April Id, 1774. + 



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"We will not hide them from their childhren, 
showing to the generation to come the praises 
of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonder- 
ful works that he hath done."— Psalms. 

^1 CAPT ELISHA POMEROY, (John, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed)' b Tan 29, 1721, Northampton, Mass.; military service in 
Te French and Indian wars; m. about 1743, Esther Wright; he d. 
June 26, 1762. Res., Northampton. 
6th gen. Children: 

721 Elihu Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1744. 

722 Esther Pomeroy, b. Dec. 4, 1745. + 

723 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Oct. 19, 1748; d. 1748. 

724 Susanna Pomeroy, b. 1756; d. 1777. 

725 Rachel Pomeroy, b. abt. 1758. + 

726 Nancy Pomeroy, b. 1761. + 

322 RACHEL POMEROY, (John Ebene.er, Medad f^ff)'^^ 
April 14, 1723, Northampton, Mass.; m. ^^^ 1741, Lieut- Isaac 
Newell of Farmington, Conn., b. Aug 11, 1711, d^ J"f%^;J793, 
son of Samuel Newell and wife Sarah Norton; she d. Sept. 16, 
1776; he m. (2) Rhoda Andrews (widow of Elisha Warren) , s. p. 
by her. 

6th gen. Children, all by ist wife: 

727 Mercy Newell, b. April 2, 1742; m. (1) Steplien Root ; m. (2) 
May 16, 1769, Col. John Strong; she d. Sept. 9, 1784. -i_ 

728 Deacon Pomeroy Newell, b. April 2, 174o; m. Nov. 28, 177U, 
Elizabeth Carter; he d. Oct. 21, 1831. + 



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729 Capt. Simeon Newell, b. Feb. 5, 1748; m. Sept. 15, 1772, Mercy 

Hooker. + „^^ ^ , * , i 

730 Sarah Newell, b. 1751 ; m. in 1779, Lemuel Andrews. + 

731 Isaac Newell, b. Jan. 31, 1753; m. IMary Warren + 

732 Rachel Pomeroy Newell, b. 1757; m. Roswell Cook ot l:-arm- 
ington, Conn., b. May, 1756. .^ ,^0-, c 1, A^r 

733 aIhbell Newell, b. July 7, 1759; m. Jan. 10, 1793, Sarah War- 
ren; he d. Feb. 10, 1836. + ^ c . oa 17^1 

734 QuARTUS Pomeroy Newell, b. July 7, 1761; d. Sept. 24, 1/51. 

735 Rev Gad Newell, b. Sept. 10, 1763; gr. Yale, 1/86; m. June 10, 
1795, Sophia Clapp; he d. Feb. 26, 1859. + 

7th gen. Children of Mercy and John Strong, (7^7) ■' 

736 Eleanor Strong, b. April 18, 1770; m. Jan., 1788, Joel Root, b. 
Aug. 30, 1770, d. Jan. 12, 1847, son of Col. Elisha Root and wife 
Lucy Curtis, merchant in New Haven, Conn., after 1800; she d. 

July 5, 1853. + . ^ ri • 

737 Stephen Strong, b. Nov. 6, 1772, Torrmgton, Conn., m. Hepzi- 
bah Bunce of Hartford, Conn. ; he d. April 2, 1828. 

738 Elijah Strong, b. Feb. 17, 1774, Torrington; m.; farmer at Aus- 
tinburg, Ohio; d. March 22, 1828. 

739 Pomeroy Strong, b. April 9, 1777, Farmington, Conn. ; m. Susan 
North, b. June 6, 1775, d. :May 23, 1863, dau. of John North; he 

d. Sept. 13, 1861. ^ . t^ 1^ 10m 

740 Edmund Strong, b. April 28, 1781, Farmington; m. Dec. 16 IbOJ, 
Anna Gillett, b. June 21, 1784, d. Aug. 18, 1868, dau. of Dea. 
Nathan and Lucy (Harrison) Gillett of Morgan, Ohio; he d. 

Aug. 25, 1844. . ion7 

741 Mercy Pomeroy Strong, b. April 15, 1784, Farmington; m. 180/, 
Roswell Austin of Austinburg, Ohio, b. July 10, 1781, New Hart- 
ford, Conn., d. Jan., 1868, son of Judge Austin, founder of the 
town of Austinburg; she d. 1823. 

Children of Pomeroy and Elizabeth Newell, (72S): 
7A2 Roxanna Newell, b. Jan. 12, 1775, Southington; m. Nov. '4, 
1795 Eli Barnes, son of Asa and Phebe (Adkins) Barnes, b. 
May 21, 1775, d. July 27, 1827; she d. April 11, 1812; he m. (2) 
Susan Morris, wid. of Willet Bradley. . 

743 Lucina Newell, b. Nov. 17, 1779; m. (1) April 25, 1804, Cor- 
nelius Dunham, Jr., b. Jan. 29, 1777, d. Jan. 6, 1823; she m. (2) 
Nov. 6, 1825, Robert Foote, Jr. ; she d. Nov. 23, 1852. ^ 

744 Electa Newell, b. Feb. 2, 1783; m. Dec. 21, 1801, Royce Lewis 
of Walcott, Conn.; she d. 1808; he d. 1848. 

745 Rachel Newell, b. May 12, 1790, Southington, Ct. ; m. Nov. 
22, 1812, John Albert Hart, son of Levi and Philanthea (Allen) 
Hart, b. May 31, 1789, d. Oct. 20, 1823; she d. Jan. 26, 1824. 

746 Lucy Newell, b. Jan. 11, 1793, Southington; m. Romeo Warren; 
resided in Chenango, N. Y. 

Children of Simeon and Mercy Newell, (729)' 

747 William Pomeroy Newell, b. June 14, 1779; m. Miss Hooker; 
settled at Sodus Bay, N. Y. ; d. there. 



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748 Henry Hooker Newell, b. April 27, 1781 ; m. Laura Cook, d. at 
St. Johns, Mo., Sept. 20, 1838; she was a descendant of Capt. 
Joseph \\^adsworth, who, according to tradition, concealed the 
Royal Charter of Connecticut from Gov. Andros in an oak tree, 
which tree was afterwards known as the Charter Oak; he d. May 
9, 1819, Augusta, Ga. 

749 Roger Sherman Newell, b. ISIarch 28, 1791; m. (1) Aug. 1, 
1821, Naomi Hawley, dau. of Asa and Diodamia (Root) Hawlev, 
b. July 29, 1804, d. Feb. 20, 1839; m. (2) May 28, 1840, Mary 
Seymour of Hartford. Ct., d. Aug. 28, 1860; settled at Scott's 
Swamp, Farmington, Ct. ; he d. Dec. 1, 1863. 

Children of SaraJi and Lemuel Andreivs, (730): 

750 Sylvester Andrews, b. May 6, 1780; m. Nov. 24, 1803, Elizabeth 
Parker Clark of Clark Farms, Ct. ; in 1807 they moved to Wynd- 
ham, N. Y., thence to Poughkeepsie, where he d. Dec. 13, 1857; 
he was a noted school-teacher; she d. from cholera July 24, 1849. 

751 Sarah Andrews, b. 1783; d. Oct. 15, 1805. A tombstone was 
erected to her memory by Jonathan Peck, of Kensington, Ct., to 
whom she was betrothed. 

752 Aruma Andrews, b. 1787; m. Dec. 16, 1816, Lucy Walker, dau. 
of Gideon; he d. Oct. 7, 1826; she m. (2) Ebenezer Fisk, son of 
Capt. Solomon Fisk; she d. iVpril 27, 1875, Avon, N. Y. 

753 Lemuel Andrews, b. Nov. 15, 1790; m. (1) Laura Curtis, dau. 
of Leverett and Ruth (Barnes) Curtis, d. Dec. 22, 1822, ae. 22; 
he m. (2) Emma Lewis, dau. of Elisha and Lois (Lee) Lewis, d. 
Nov. 6, 1826, ae. 25; he m. (3) Mary Ann Lewis, (sister of his 
second wife) Jan. 23, 1843; he d. May 1, 1844. One child by each 
wife. 

Children of Isaac and Mary Newell, (731): 

754 QuARTus Pomeroy Newell, b. Jan. 1, 1781; m. Feb. 28, 1805, 
Lucy Foote, dau. of Capt. Robert and Rachel (Lewis) Foote, b. 
Jan. 6, 1783, d. March 20, 1853; he d. May 24, 1873, New Brit- 
ain, Ct. 

755 Catherine Newell, b. Aug. 18, 1782; m. Nov. 18, 1804, Marcus 
Curtiss, b. Sept. 19, 1780, d. Dec. 1, 1868; she d. Sept. 10, 1870. 

756 Elisha Newell, b. April 1, 1784; m. Nov. 11, 1815, Lucy Caul- 
kins, b. March 3, 1789, Waterbury, Ct., d. Sept. 20, 1830; they 
moved to Galena, Ohio, 1808; he d. June 9, 1872. 

757 Polly Newell, b. Nov. 21, 1788; m. Nov. 9, 1809, Levi Hart, 
son of Levi and Philanthea (Allen) Hart, b. Oct. 15, 1786, d. 
Dec. 3, 1828; she d. Oct. 14, 1868. 

758 Orra Newell, b. Oct. 29, 1790; m. Oct. 6, 1813, Lewis Foote, 
son of Robert and Rachel (Lewis) Foote, b. Sept. 16, 1789. 

759 Isaac Newell, b. July 4, 1797; m. 1826, Parmela Duncan, dau. 
,of Matthew Duncan of Putnam Co., Ga. ; merchant in Milledge- 
ville, Ga., when it was a frontier town; she d. Sept. 23, 1867; he 
d. Oct. 11, 1866. + 

760 Mercy Newell, b. Aug. 20, 1799; m. Jan. 22, 1823, James Loyal 
Barrett, son of Urbane Barrett. They lived just south of Newell 
Comers, Conn. 



195 iFtftft (Stmttdwn - iK?bab 

761 Bryan Newell, bp. June 2, 1812; m. Aug. 22, 1831, Azubah 
Loveland, dau. of Elijah and Azubah (Scoville) Loveland of 
Kensington, Conn., b. Dec. 22, 1805, d. Jan. 31, 1834; he m. (2 
her sister) Adaline Loveland, b. April 20, 1810; lived in South- 
ington, at Nevvell's Corners, Conn. 

Children of Ashhell and Sarah Newell, (733): 

762 Anna Newell, b. Nov. 18, 1793; m. Jan. 26, 1814, Selah North 
of Middletown, Conn., who d. Aug. 13, 1850; she d. July 28, 1830. 

763 Sarah Newell, b. Feb. 14, 1797; m. Jan. 1, 1832, Joseph Daven- 
port of West Hartford, Conn., b. Sept. 25, 1806. 

764 Julia Newell, b. July 6, 1800; m. June 26, 1823, Roswell Brad- 
ley, son of Ichabod Bradley and wife Abigail Moore, b. July 2, 
1794, d. April 10, 1851; she d. Aug. 15, 1855. 

765 Rhoda Andrus Newell, b. Feb. 14, 1806; m. March 12, 1839, 
Hiram London, who d. Sept. 6, 1865 ; she d. Oct. 14, 1844. 

Children of Gad and Sophia Newell, (735): 

766 Oliver Pomeroy Newell, M. D., b. Dec. 7, 1796; m. Feb. 16, 
1832, Betsey Greenwood; d. Jan. 28, 1877. 

767 Ursula Sophia Newell, b. Sept. 27, 1806; m. the Rev. John S. 
Emerson, b. Dec. 28, 1800. They went to the Hawaiian Islands 
as missionaries, returning to this country but once, in 1860. She 
was bp. as Ursula, but at the time of her marriage "Sophia" 
was added at the request of her parents. Of their eight children, 
one is a Congregational minister, two are physicians, and one is 
a civil engineer. + 

8th gen. Of the Children of Eleanor and Joel Root, (736): 

768 Olivia Ann Root, b. Oct. 10, 1788; m. in 1805, Samuel Badger, 
b. Dec. 6, 1786, Windham, Conn., d. March 14, 1866, son of Ed- 
ward Badger and wife Lucretia Abbe; gr. Yale; lawyer of Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; she d. Jan. 22, 1827. + 

Children of Isaac and Pamela Newell, (759): 

769 Mary Warren Newell, b. 1827; m. (1) Samuel R. Hodges of 
Columbus, Ohio; he d. 1863; m. (2) 1871, Dr. E. P. Hartwell, a 
planter at New Albany, Ga. 

770 Isaac Newell, Jr., b. 1830; m. 1867, Mrs. Kate Calloway; d. 
1868. 

771 Walter Duncan Newell, b. 1836; a law\'er; d. 1859. 

772 Joseph B. Newell, Lieut.-Col. of the 2d Georgia infantry; served 
with Gen. Longstreet in the Confederate army; d. ae. 34. 

77Z Tomlinson Fort Newell, b. Jan. 31, 1838; m. Dec. 15, 1869, 

Amsben Colquitte, dau. of Gen. Alford Colquitte; he was in 

Stonewall Jackson's corps, of Lee's army; was wounded several 

times; lost a leg at Gettysburg; lawyer at Milledgville and planter. 

Children of Ursula S. and John S. Emerson, (767) : 

77A Samuel Newell Emerson, b. Oct. 10, 1832, Honolulu, Hawaii; 
d. Aug. 12, 1910, s. p. 

775 William S. Emerson, b. Oct. 22, 1834, Honolulu, Hawaii; d. 
April 24, 1852, s. p. 



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776 John Lowell Smith Emerson, b. Jan. 4, 1837 ; d. July 17, 1849. 

777 Nathaniel B. Emerson, b. July 1, 1839; physician in Honolulu, 
Hawaii. 

778 Justin Edwards Emerson. M.D.. b. Aug. 11, 1841; A.B. Wil- 
liams Col., 1865; m. Dec. 26, 1877, Willimena Hannah Eliot, b. 
Jan. 30, 1852; A.B. Vassar: A.M. 1879; M.A. New York, 1877; 
dau. of William Horace Eliot of New Haven, Conn. (gr. Yale 
Col.). Res., Detroit, Mich. + 

779 Joseph S. Emerson, b. July 13, 1843; gr. Boston (Mass.) Insti- 
tute of Technolog}^- m. Feb. 17, 1900, Dorothy Lamb. 

780 Rev. Oliver Pomeroy Emerson, b. Dec. 27, 1845; m. Feb. 13, 
1896, Eugenie Homer. Res., East Providence, R. L 

781 Sophia Elizabeth Emerson, b. Jan. 24, 1849; m. July 19, 1882, 
Samuel Mann; d. June 18, 1883. 

gth gen. Of the Children of Olivia A. and Samuel Badger (768): 

782 Samuel Badger, b. Aug. 16, 1824; m. Dec. 19, 1843, Cornelia E. 
Holmes, b. April 30, 1829, d. May 9, 1891; he d. May 21, 1863. + 

Children of Dr. Justin E. and Willimena H. Emerson, (778): 

783 Paul Eliot Emerson, b. July 14, 1880, Kalamazoo, Mich.; gr. 
Williams Col., 1902, A.B.; m. Grace Elizabeth Vary, Newark, 
N. Y. 

784 FiLiP Law Emerson, b. Nov. 7, 1882, Detroit, Mich.; gr. Cornell 
University. 1902, M.E. 

785 Ralf de Pomeroy Emerson, b. June 8, 1885, Detroit; gr. Williams 
Col., 1907, A.B. 

loth gen. Of the Children of Samuel and Cornelia E. Badger, 
(782): 

786 Mary Olivia Badger, b. Dec. 5, 1846; m. Nov. 15, 1870, Wilbur 
Fisk Paddock, b. Nov. 27, 1831, d. June 11, 1903; she d. Jan. 
3, 1902. + 

nth gen. Of the Children of Mary O. and Wilbur F. Paddock, 
(786): 
7S7 Rev. Ernest Moorhead Paddock, b. Jan. 19, 1872; m. April 26, 
1900, Margaret Warner, b. Oct. 4, 1880, d. June 5, 1911. + 
I2th gen. Children of Ernest M. and Margaret Paddock, (787): 

788 Alexander Mackay Smith Paddock, b. July 3, 1901. 

789 Dorothea Paddock, b. Feb. 8, 1907. 

325 JOHN POMEROY, {John, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltzveed), b. about 
1728; m. July 11, 1753, Hannah Merrick, dau. of Thomas Merrick 
(of Springfield) and Abigail Brewer, b. May 11, 1731; he d. 
March 3^ 1760; she m. (2) Dea. Jonathan Hunt; she d. 1801. 
6th gen. Children: 

790 Simeon Pomeroy, b. April 21, 1754. + 

791 Cynthia Pomeroy, b. Dec, 7, 1755. + 

792 Luther Pomeroy, b. Nov. 8, 1757. + 

793 John Pomeroy, b. Dec. 9, 1759; soldier of the Revolution; cap- 
tured by the British and consigned to one of the prison ships in 



IB7 Jtftit (S^n^ratimt - iH^Jiah 

Boston harbor; when he was released by exchange, he was given 
a poisoned biscuit, and died March 11, 1777. 

326 CAPT. OLIVER POMEROY, (Jolm, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. 1729; m. Nov. 22, 1750, Mary Lyman, dau. of Ben- 
jamin Lyman and Mary Moseley, b. Feb. 22, 1730; settled at 
Rocky Hill, Wetherford; he d. Sept. 30, 1776. Soldier of the 
Revolution. 

6th gen. Children: 

794 Dan Pomeroy, b. Sept. 15, 1751; d. Sept. 30, 1751. 

795 Rachel Pomeroy, b. Sept. 15, 1754. + 

796 Mary Pomeroy, b. 1757; d. Aug. 24, 1762. 
Oliver Pomeroy, b. and d. 1761. 

329 TITUS POAIEROY, {John, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), bp. Oct. 

19, 1736, Northampton; m. Mary , b. 1739, d. Jan. 16, 1801, 

South Hadley; settled in South Hadley, where he kept a public 
house; his name appears in a list of soldiers 1759, for ser\^ice in 
the French and Indian wars; he d. in South Hadley Feb. 3, 1758; 
letters of administration were granted his widow in 1778. 

6th gen. Children: 

797 Simeon PoiiEROY, b. about 1760. + 

798 Rachel Pomeroy. 

799 Roxalana Pomeroy^ b. 1766. + 

800 Hannah Pomeroy. + 

801 Mary Pomeroy. 

330 EBENEZER pomeroy, (Ebenezer, Eheneser, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. May 1, 1723; m. Mindwell Lyman, b. July 29, 1721. d. Oct. 
9, 1797, dau. of Capt. John Lyman and Abigail Moseley of West- 

• field; he d. 1800. 
6th gen. Children: 

802 Ethan Pomeroy, b. about 1744. + 

803 Abigail Pomeroy, b. 

804 Hannah Pomeroy, b. ; m. 1786, John Colton. 

805 Eunice Pomeroy; m. Jan, 6, 1774, Ebenezer Clark of West Hamp- 
ton, Mass. 

806 Rhoda Pomeroy; m. 1793, David Warren. 

807 Elizabeth Pomeroy, bp. Dec. 23, 1753. + 

808 Mindwell Pomeroy, bp. April 11, 1756. + 

809 Ebenezer Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 19, 1758; m. Feb. 5, 1795, Sarah 
Wolcott, b. Jan. 15, 1764, dau. of Epaphras Wolcott and Mabel 
Bumham. 

810 Solomon Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 9, 1761. 

333 STEPHEN POMEROY, {Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. July 13, 1732; m. Dec. 19, 1759, Eleanor Lyman, b. 1735, dau. 
of John Ljmian and Abigail Moseley ; settled near Hadley, Mass. ; 



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j he d. 1768, and his widow was appointed administrator; she m. 

j (2) Sept. 13, 1775, Oliver Morton of Whateley, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

811 Eleanor Pomeroy, bp. 1760. + 

812 Ends PoxMeroy, b. April 23, 1761. + 

813 Electa Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 13, 1765; m. March 29, 1786, Lewis 
Stiles. 

814 Elisha Hawley Pomeroy, b. March 22, 1767. 

334 HEMAN POMEROY, (Ebeneser, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
June 27, 1734; m. Dec. 15, 1763, Esther Lyman, b. 1745, dau. of 
Benjamin Lyman and Mary Moseley ; he d. Dec. 27, 1781 ; she m. 
(2) Jan. 7, 1789, Lieut. Samuel Parsons, whose first wife was 
Lucy Pomeroy, who d. April 12, 1782; Esther d. June 4, 1829. 
6th gen. Children: 

815 Temperance Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 27, 1765; m. 1787, Justin Clark; 
she d. Sept. 20, 1807. 

816 Oliver Pomeroy, b. Oct. 4, 1767 ; m. Oct. 7, 1795, Sibble Pomeroy, 
(1219) dau. of Daniel and Svbil (Kent) Pomeroy. 

817 Heman Pomeroy, b. July 8, 1770. + 

818 Moses Pomeroy, bp. May 22, 1772; slain by Indians at St. Clair's 
defeat in Ohio, Nov. 2, 1791. 

819 Roswell Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 26, 1775. + 

820 Esther Pomeroy, bp. July 20, 1777; d. Dec. 7, 1851 ; unm. 

821 Elijah Pomeroy, bp. May 9, 1780; d. Jan. 25, 1810. 

336 ESTHER POMEROY, (Ebeneser, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
bp. Aug. 7, 1736; m. Elijah Lyman, bp. Aug. 8, 1736, son of Lieut. 
Gideon Lyman and Esther Strong, who d. Aug. 7, 1783; she d. 
April 7, 1783. Resided in Northampton. 

6th gen. Children: 

822 Elijah Lyman, bp. Sept. 7, 1771 ; d. Aug. 24, 1778. 

823 Esther Lyman, m. Elijah Arms, Jr. 

824 Martha Lyman, m. 1795, Jacob Smith. 

345 ADINO POMEROY, {Josiah, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 27, 1732, Northampton; m. (1) Nov. 18, 1760, Lois Strong, 
b. March 4, 1737, d. March 14, 1801, dau. of Capt. Asahel Strong 
and Ruth Hooker; m. (2) March 18, 1802, Sarah Christopher of 
Middletown, Conn., to which place he removed in 1772. He was 
a tanner, and Oct. 24, 1768, while a resident of Northampton, he 
bought property on Main street, Middletown; he carried on busi- 
ness there, and he and his wife were admitted to the First Church 
by letter from Northampton, Feb. 25, 1770. Pittsfield, Mass. 
6th gen. Children: 

825 Polly Pomeroy, bp. Sept. 27, 1761. + 

826 Nancy (Anne) Pomeroy, bp. Feb; 19, 1764. + 

827 Lois Pomeroy, bp. March 30, 1766; d. April 7, 1776. 



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828 Clarissa Pomeroy, bp. June 12, 1768. + 

829 William Pomeroy, b. Aug. 24, 1770; d. May 16, 17/1. 

830 Sarah Pomeroy, b. April 21, 1772. + ,^ ,-.,. 

831 Susanna Pomeroy, b. Oct. 14, 1774; d. Aug. 10, 1775. 

832 Lois Pomeroy, b. April 27, 1777 ; d. Feb. 19, 1827 ; unm. 

833 William Pomeroy, b. April 2, 1780; lived in Pittsfield, JSIass. ; 
joined the Shaker community at Lebanon, N. Y. ; d. there, unm. 

834 John Pomeroy, b. Aug. 2, 1784. + 

346 ELEAZER POMEROY, (Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Oct. 17, 1734; m. Oct. 5, 1756, Lydia Phelps; removed from Sun- 
derland, Mass., 1762, to Northfield, thence to Chesterfield, N. H., 
and to Vermont in 1773. 
6th gen. Children: 

835 Susanna Pomeroy, bp. Oct. 2, 1757. 

836 Pamela Pomeroy, b. Jan. 6, 1760. + 

837 Solomon Dodge Pomeroy, bp. March 31, 1761. 

838 Martin Pomeroy, b. Jan. 23, 1763; m. Nov. 25, 1790, Dorcas 
Chamberlain. 

839 Lydia Pomeroy, bp. Sept. 1, 1765 ; d. 1776. 

840 Catherine Pomeroy, bp. Sept. 20, 1767; d. 1776. 

841 Mehitable Dodge Pomeroy, b. Sept. 7, 1769; d. 1770. 

842 Eleazar Pomeroy, bp. March 17, 1771. 

New Hampshire State Papers, Vol. 16, page 603, has the followmg: 

"To the Committee of Clames or Treasurer _ r r-u . 

"Be Plesd To Pay to Colo Samll King what is Due to the Town of Chester- 
field for Soldiers Crd By way of ^^P''^^^^^^°\gg§'^^j;RVEY 

"ELEAZAR POMERAY 
"SAME DAVIS 

"Chesterfield, December 16, 1783. Selectmen for Chesterfield." 

(In the index this name is spelled Eleazar Pomeroy.) , . „ . 

Also, in New Hampshire State Papers, we find the following: 

"Tories recommended to be discharged from Bonds. 

"Wheras Ebenr Harvey, Elezar Pomeroy & Saml King were put under 
Bonds by the Court held at Keen .last June, and wheras the last years com- 
mittee Rote some things to the Committee of Safety Att Exeter Concermng 
their taking the oath of fidelity and as others taken with them_ w-e understand 
are Discharged, We as the present Committee and Selectmen ot this i own are 
willing that the sd Ebenr Harvey, Elezar Pomeroy and Saml King should be 
Discharged without Their sd Oath. . . „ 

^ "JONATHAN HILDRETH, Chairman Committee. 

347 SHAMMAH POMEROY, {Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Oct. 24, 1736; m. April 11, 1765, Anna Mattoon, b. April 20, 
1744, d. Aug. 30, 1817, dau. of Nathaniel M. :Mattoon and Hannah 
Hubbard; saddle and harness business in Northfield; soldier of the 
French and Indian war. Resided, Northfield, Mass. 
6th gen. Children, h. in Northfield: 

843 Sophia Pomeroy, b. Tan. 11, 1766; m. Jan. 28, 1787, Obadiah 
Dickinson, b. 1757, Yale College, 1778, d. 1844; she d. Jan. 14, 
1844. 

844 Chester Pomeroy, b. Jan. 20, 1768. + 



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845 Anna Pomeroy, b. March 8, 1770; m. Nov. 3, 1793, Lucius Hub- 
bard of Chester, Vt. ; a lawyer. 

846 Patty (AL\rtha) Pomeroy, b. July 13, 1772; m. July 1, 1795, 
Dea. Elijah Paine of Ashfield, Mass., b. Nov. 29, 1760; gr. Yale 

. College, 17S9; lawyer in Ashfield; she d. Jan., 1842; had six sons, 
three daughters; names not ascertained. 

847 William Pomeroy, d. June 6, 1776. + 

aiS LUCY POMEROY, {Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltiveed), b. Feb. 
15, 1739, at Northampton, Mass.; m. there Nov. 16, 1768, Lieut. 
Samuel Parsons, b. June 30, 1733, at Northampton, d. Dec. 9, 
1812, son of Lieut. William Parsons (John, Joseph) and wife 
Mary Ashley; she d. April 12, 1782; he m. (2) Jan. 7, 1789, 
Esther Lyman Pomeroy (dau. of Benjamin Lyman and wife Mary 
Moseley, and widow of Heman Pomeroy, son of Ebenezer and 
Elizabeth Hunt, his wife) ; Mrs. Esther Parsons d. June 4, 1829, 
ae. 84. 

6th gen. Children, b. at Northampton, Mass.: 

848 Mary Parsons, b. Oct. 3, 1769; m. Zepheniah Ht3t! Judson, ^. 
Dec. 13, 1770, at Woodbury, Ct; son of Joseph Judson, (Joseph, 
John, Joseph, William of New Haven, Ct.) and his third wife, 

- Lydia Hull ; she d. Feb. 5, 1826. + 

849 Sarah Parsons, b. Jan. 3, 1771; m. 1806, (his second wife) Dr. 
Charles L, Seegur, b. April 10, 1763, at Menhardt, Germany, d. 
May 30, 1848, at Northampton; he was learned in the sciences; 
she d. IMarch 28, 1858. + 

850 Anne Parsons, b. May 9, 1773; d. Nov. 1, 1794; unm. 

851 Capt. Luke Parsons, b. Nov. 22, 1774; cavalry captain in the 
war of 1812; m. Sept. 8, 1801, at Wethersfield, Vt., Nancy Streeter, 
b. May 11, 1784, d. July 23, 1853, dau. of Johnson Streeter and 
wife Lydia Mason; he d. March 11, 1852, at Wellsboro, Pa. + 

852 Lucy Parsons, b. Feb. 24, 1777; m. Dec. 23, 1797, Heman Pom- 
eroy, (817) b. July 1, 1770, son of Heman Pomeroy and wife 
Esther Lyman; she d. Dec. 3, 1843, at Easthampton, Mass.; re- 
sided at Hanover, N. H.; returned to Northampton, Jan. 15, 1803, 
where he d. Feb. 16, 1852. 

853 John Parsons, b. Oct. 22, 1778; m. Hannah Rogers at Rutland, 
Vt, b. June 1, 1790, d. May 15, 1882, at Clarksville, N. H., dau. 
of Daniel and Betsey Rogers; he was drowned in a mill-pond 
near Pittsburg, N. H., Dec. 1, 1835. + 

854 George Parsons, b. April 3, 1782; (his mother died nine days 
later) ; m. Sept. 7, 1806, Sophia Lee, b. Dec. 30, 1773, at Becket, 
Mass., d. July 10, 1849, at Joliet, 111., dau. of David (David, David, 
David, John of Farmington, Conn.) and Tabitha Lee; he d. Sept. 
6, 1872, at Kalamazoo, Mich. + 

yth gen. Children of Mary and Zepheniah H. Judson, (848): 

855 Fanny Judson. 857 Lucy Judson. 

856 Nancy Judson. 858 Julia Judson. 



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859 OcTAviA JuDSON, d. June 5, 1825; bu. by the side of her mother 
at Johnson's Creek, Niagara County, N. Y. 

860 Hull Judson, b. 1806; d. July 4, 1828. 

861 George Judson. 

862 Mary Judson. 

863 Samuel Parsons Judson, b. IMarch 22, 1800; m. (1) April 21, 
1821, Edith Sheldon, b. Jan. 1, 1798, at Kingsbury, N. Y., d. Jan. 
17, 1832, at St. Louis, Mo.; he m. (2) Ann Janette Bumham; he 
d. at Court-house Rock, Neb,, Jan. 15, 1849. 

864 Emelixe Judson. 

Children of Sarah and Dr. Charles L. Seegtir, (849): 

865 Eliza Seegur, b. March 11, 1807; d. Sept. 26, 1885; unm. 

866 Edwin Seegur, b. 1811; d. about 1880. 

867 Augusta Seegur, b. April 21, 1813; d. Feb. 14, 1890. 

868 Augustus Seegur, (twin with Augusta) b. April 21, 1813; d. be- 
fore 1885. 

Children of Luke and Nancy Streeter Parsons, (851): 

869 Lucy Mason Parsons, b. Aug. 5, 1803, at Wethersfield, Vt.; m. 
Oct. 16, 1831, Lewis Darling, ^iX>., b. :March 5, 1804, at Wood- 
stock, Vt., d. July 23, 1882, son of Seth Darling (Thomas, Ben- 
jamin, Denice) and Chloe Marsh (Joseph), gr. Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1829; surgeon of the 161st N. Y. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War; 
settled in Lawrenceville, Pa., 1831; she d. there March 22, 1884. + 

870 Emeline Barton Parsons, b. Oct. 30, 1805; m. Oct. 17, 1831, 
Otis L. Gibson, M.D., b. June 8, 1807, at Croydon, N. H., d. July 
31, 1863, at Wellsboro, Pa., son of William Gibson and wife Abi- 
gail Sanger; she d. at Wellsboro, May 6, 1865. 

871 Caroline Parsons. 875 Alexander H. Parsons. 

872 Osden W. Parsons. 876 Juliett Parsons 

873 Lorenzo M. Parsons. 877 Luke J. Parsons. 

874 Noble L. Parsons. 878 Nancy S. Parsons. 
(Eight children died in infancy.) 

879 Ellen Chipman Parsons, b. June 12, 1819, (adopted Dec, 1819), 
at Palmyra, N. Y., dau. of Stephen Chipman and wife Hannah 
Stone; m. Feb. 6, 1838, Dr. Oliver Van Dusen, b. Oct. 9, 1814; he 
was killed by the falling of a flag-pole in Troy, Pa., Sept. 5, 1844; 
she d. Sept. 14, 1905, at Allandale, N. J. 

Children of John and Hannah R. Parsons, (853) : 

880 Betsey Parsons, b. 1817; m. about 1837, Calvin Prouty of Here- 
ford, P. Q., who d. Feb., 1866; she d. Nov., 1869. Lived in 
Canaan, Vt. 

881 Samuel H. Parsons, b. Sept. 21, 1820; m. March 15, 1848, Han- 
nah Munn of Hereford, P. Q., b. June 18, 1824, dau. of James 
and Fanny Munn. 

Children of George and Sophia Lee Parsons, (854): 

882 Jane E. Parsons, b. June 20, 1807; m. May 6. 1832, William 
Augustus Strong of Joliet, 111. ; hardware merchant. 

883 George Parsons, Jr., b. Sept. 21, 1809; d. May 16, 1812. 



884 Sophia Streeter Parsons, b. March 22, 1812; m. Nov. 3, 1835, 
Hon. Charles Edward Stuart, b. Nov. 25, 1810, at jMartha's Vine- 
yard, Mass., son of Dr. Charles Stuart and wife Catherine Par- 
sons. He was a member of the House of Representatives, 1847- 
1852; United States Senator from Michigan, 1852; he raised and 
equipped the 13th Michigan Infantry, and was chosen and com- 
missioned its Colonel but owing to ill-health ' he was unable to go 
to the front; he d. at Kalamazoo, Mich., May 19, 1887. 

8th gen. Children of Lucy M. and Dr. Lewis Darling, b. Law- 
renceville, (86p) : 

885 Otis Luke Darling, b. and d. 1832, at Lawrenceville, Pa. 

886 Lewis Gibson Darling, b. July 14, 1833; d. May 17, 1834. 

887 Horace Madison Darling, b. Feb. 6, 1835; m. July 31, 1870, 
Mollie James, b. June 17, 1836, at Glanmorganshire, South Wales, 
Gt. B.; d. Jan. 16, 1880; he m. (2) Oct. 18, 1892, Hannah Mary 
Webb, b. June 1, 1842, at Goshen, N. Y., dau. of Festus Ambrose 
Webb and (his first wife) Sarah Jane Smith; he was gr. from the 
University of Michigan; member of Sigma Phi Society; was M. 
D., LL. D., and a Mason. At the outbreak of the relDellion he 
was in the South and became chief-surgeon on the staff of Con- 
federate General Pemberton; he d. June 21, 1900, Pine City, N. Y., 
bu. at Elmira, N. Y. 

888 BosTOCK Jason Darling, b. Nov. 24, 1836; d. Sept. 2, 1846. 

889 Luke Parsons Darlinq, b. Jan. 5, 1839; Hobart College, Geneva, 
N. Y. ; member of Sigma Phi Society; Royal Arch Mason; com- 
missary of subsistence in the Confederate army; d. Feb. 24, 1889, 
at Kansas City, Mo.; bu. at Lawrenceville, Pa. 

890 Lewis Darling, Jr., b. Oct. 19, 1840; gr. University of Michigan, 
1866; physician and surgeon; assistant-surgeon in both the army 
and navy of the United States during the Civil War; practiced 
medicine in Lawrenceville, Pa.; m. Jan. 1, 1867, Julia Lavilla Day, 
b. Aug. 5, 1843, at West Avon, Conn., only~dau. of Carlos Curtis 
Day (Erastus) and wife Lavilla Woodruff (Titus). + 

891 Thomas Velpeau Darling, b. Oct. 16, 1842; military service in 
the United States marine corps during the Civil War; m. May 3, 
1868, Delphine Charles, b. June 1, 1849, at West Cameron, N. Y., 
dau. of Henry Charles and wife Maria Whitmarsh of Lawrence- 
ville; he d. Sept. 22, 1890, and in Oct., 1909, his remains were 
removed to the National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. ; Mrs. Darling 
removed to Washington, D. C, in 1891. 

892 Emmeline Gibson Darling, b. April 2, 1845; gr. Hartford 
(Conn.) Female Seminary, 1864; unm. Makes her home with 
her brother, Lewis Darling. 

pth gen. Children of Lewis and Julia L. Darling, b. Lawrence- 
ville, (890): 

893 Arland Lewis Darling, b. June 22, 1870; physician and surgeon; 
m. Nov. 3, 1897, Rue Bowman Lindsley, b. July 29, 1869, at Em- 
porium, Pa., dau. of Clarence Lindsley (Abram) and Eliza Clarke. 

894 Carlos Parsons Darling, b. May 8, 1876; gr. Hobart College, 



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Geneva, N, Y., 1894; member of Sigma Phi Society; he has the 
commissions of Capt. Luke Parsons, war of 1812; also, oil paint- 
ings (1802) of Capt. Luke Parsons and wife. He is in business 
as druggist at Lawrenceville, Pa., and manager of Bell Tele- 
phone Co, 

895 Walter William Darling, b. March 20, 1880; gr. Brooklyn (N. 
Y.) College of Pharmacy, 1901 ; druggist at Lawrenceville, Pa. ; 
m. Jan. 1, 1910, Ellen Maria Perkins, b. Sept. 5, 1881, at Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y,, dau. of Charles Jenckes Perkins and wife Anna The- 
resa Holihan of Williamsport, Pa. 

lOth gen. Children of Arland L. and Rue B. Darling, b. Law- 
renceville, Pa., (8p^): 

896 Lewis Arland Darling, b. Sept. 15, 1898. 

897 Charles Mason Darling, b. Dec. 12, 1899. 

898 Waldo Pomeroy Darling, b. Jan. 31, 1909. 

349 JOSIAH POMEROY (Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
July 11, 1741; gr. Yale College, 1762, M.D.; m. Joanna Wright 
of Northfield, 1762 ; settled in Warwick, Mass. ; he was banished 
as a loyalist during the Revolution; lived for a time in Keene, N. 
H.; and on Long Island; d. Aug. 17, 1821. 
6th gen. Children: 

899 Olive Pomeroy, b. Aug. 16, 1763. + 

900 Phineas Ashley Pomeroy, b. Dec. 10, 1764. •+■ 

901 Josiah Pomeroy, b. Sept. 1, 1767. + 

902 Eliphaz Pomeroy, b. April 13, 1770. 

903 Aaron Pomeroy, b. May 27, 1772. + 

904 Joanna Pomeroy, b. March 6, 1774. 

905 Arad Pomeroy, b. July 31, 1776. + 

906 Nancy Pomeroy, b. Feb. 24, 1780; unm.; d. in Salem, Mass. 

907 Henry Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1782. + 

Gen. Reed was a resident of Keene, N. H., for a few years, occupying the 
confiscated estate of Dr. Josiah Pomeroy, which was leased to him by the btate. 
(See New Hampshire State Papers, vol. 11, pp. 672-675.) In connection with the 
same confiscated estate. Vol. xvi, p. 435, New Hampshire State Papers, has the 
following: 

"Dec. 18, 1780. Petition of James Reed of Keen, N. H." After reciting 
many grievances, continues: 

•'Whereupon your Humble Petitioner Petitioned this Honble Corte for some 
relief by way of the evacuated farms for which he has hazarded his life & for 
the convenens of exercise and some other reasons mentioned to this Honble 
Corte Dr. Josiah Pomeroyes of Keen as he was an absentee the Honble Corte 
was graciously pleased to make him a grante of a part of sd Farme in Nov 1779 
under sarting limetations but as your Petitioner could not enter by virtue of sd 
grante he was obliged to pay £350 for the use of sd Farme until the first day 
of May 1781. Sd Farme being now the property of this State is to be inven- 
tured & sold att Vandue. Your Petitioner hath made inquiry & finds that the 
sd Doct Pomeroyes Purches was some £700 & the sd estate owes sum moar 
than £500. Proses of one not of morn £400 will not give up the obligation 
short of the value in silver money or at the exchange now common." 



He then recites: "That he had not received allowance from the Continent 
for loss of pay and was obliged to pay £350 for use of sd Farme for one year 
out of the nominal sum of established wages praying the Corte to take all the 
surcumstances under consideration. 

"James Reed, B. G." 

350 EUNICE POMEROY, {Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 8, 1743; m. (1) 1772, Jonathan Hall; m. (2) Nov. 25, 1779, 
Rev. Noah Williston of West Haven, b. July, 1773; gr. from Yale, 
1757, ordained at West Haven, Conn., June, 1760; m. (1) Han- 
nah Payson, of Pomfret, Conn., who d. 1769, ae. 27 ; he d. Nov. 
10, 1811; Eunice d. April 4, 1807. He had four children by first 
wife, upon whom Eunice lavished all motherly love and attention. 

6th gen. Children: 

908 Payson Williston, b. 1764; gr. from Yale 1783; settled as 
pastor in Easthampton, 1789; d. Jan. 30, 1856; ae. 92. 

909 Sarah Williston, b. 1765; m. Rev. Richard Salter Storrs of 
Lyme, Conn., father of Richard Salter Storrs of Braintree, Mass., 
and grandfather of Richard Salter Storrs of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

910 Rev. David Howe Williston, who settled in Tunbridge, Vt. 

911 Hannah W^illiston, m. Rev. Ebenezer Kingsbury, who settled in 
Jericho, Vt., removed thence to Hartford, Pa., where he died. He 
graduated from Yale in 1783; d. 1842. 

351 DOROTHY POMEROY, (Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Feb. 2, 1745; she was an intellectual young lady of high per- 
sonal accomplishments; m. Nov. 20, 1770, Gov. John Treadwell, 
LL. D., of Farmington, Conn., b. Nov. 23, 1745, d. Aug. 18, 1823, 
son of Ephraim, (John, Samuel, Edward) ; settled in Middletown, 
Conn., and engaged in mercantile pursuits. His father was a 
mechanic by calling, of a competent fortune and a standing among 
the most respectable of the town. Both parents were pious and 
both lived to an advanced age, and after peaceful and serene lives, 
died in the faith of the Gospel. John Treadwell received the rudi- 
ments of an English education at the village common school; but 
when he was 16 years of age his father offered him opportunity 
for a liberal education and gave him one week to deliberate on 
the choice. He accepted the offer and entered Yale College in 
1763, graduated in 1767, and studied law. He was unsuccessful 
as a merchant in his native town, but extricated himself by enter- 
ing upon the manufacture of nitre, then in demand for use in the 
army. 

"Hon. John Treadwell was the last of the Puritan Governors 
of Connecticut; the last example afforded by their annals of the 
union, in the person of the chief magistrate, the statesman and the 
theologian. His exclusion from ofHce after many years of tried and 
faithful service to the state, constituted the first departure from the 
line of 'steady habits' of Connecticut, and was the new order of 
things, retaining but few characteristics of the ancient connection 
between church and state." — {Memoir by Prof. Olmstead of Yale 
College.) 



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6th gen. Children: 

912 Dolly Treadwell, b. Nov. 28. 1771 ; d. March 18, 1774. 

913 Dolly Tre.\dwell. b. March 22, 1774; m. March 26, 1794. Ro- 
manta Norton (widower), b. April 3, 1768, d. July 31. 1839. son 
of Ichabod Norton and wife Ruth Strong ; she d. Nov. 19, 1860. + 

914 Eunice Treadwell, b. July 13, 1776: m. ]March 26, 1794, Erastus 
Gay, b. Sept. 21, 1772, d. May 27, 1855. son of Fisher Gay and 
wife Phebe Lewis; she d. June 24. 1808. + 

915 John Pomeroy Treadwell, b. Oct. 19, 1778; m. Feb. 13, 1805, 
Hannah Edwards Wetmore, dau. of Deacon Oliver W'etmore of 
Middletown, Conn.; settled at Middletown, where he engaged in 
mercantile business; she d. there April 5, 1857; he d. Oct. 11, 1839, 
Baltimore, Md. + 

916 Lucy Treadwell, b. May 18, 1781; m. Aug., 1803, Rev. Amasa 
Jerome, b. 1775, Stockbridge, Mass., d. April 5, 1832. New Hart- 
ford, son of Samuel Jerome and wife Lucy Foster ; she d. Sept. 
26, 1804. + 

917 George Treadwell, b. Oct. 4, 1783; m. Nancy Curtiss; d. July 
25, 1842. + 

918 Mary Treadwell, b. Dec. 28, 1786; m. Sept. 17, 1814, Erastus 
Perry, b. April 17, 1787, Richmond, Mass., d. May 3, 1858, Al- 
bany, N. Y., son of Rev. David Perry and wife Jerusha Lord; she 
d. Aug. 10, 1825 ; he m. (2) Clarinda Crittenden, dau. of Levi 
Crittenden of Richmond, Mass. + 

fth gen. Child of Dolly and Romania Norton, (913): 

919 John Treadwell Norton, b. ; m. Mary Pitkin, dau. of Hon. Tim- 
othy Pitkin; she d. 1829; he m. (2) Elizabeth Griswold, dau. of 
Dr. Mason Griswold of Hartford, Conn. ; he d. Sept. 5, 1852. 

Children of Eunice and Erastus Gay, (914) : 

920 Fisher Gay, b. Feb. 21, 1795; m. Harriet Wadsworth, dau. of 
Luke Wadsworth. 

921 Phebe Gay, b. Feb. 12, 1799; m. Sept. 29, 1823, Thomas Mygatt 
of Canton, Conn., b. Oct. 25, 1797, d. July 25, 1875, son of Thomas 
Mygatt and wife Lucy Oakes; she d. Dec. 13. 1869. 

922 Mary Gay, b. Dec. 22. 1802; m. Oct. 12, 1825, Henry Root, b. 
July 27, 1792, d. Sept. 7, 1853, son of Mark Root and Abi Wood- 
ruff; she d. Aug. 30, 1886, Buffalo, N. Y. 

923 William Gay, b. Sept. 22, 1805. 

924 Almira Gay, b. Aug. 31, 1807; d. Jan. 6, 1872. 

925 Charles Gay, b. Jan. 7, 1814. 

926 Elizabeth Perkins Gay, b. Aug. 12, 1818; d. Dec. 26, 1851, 
Farmington, Conn. 

Children of John P. and Hannah Treadwell, (915): 

927 Oliver Wetmore Treadwell, b. Dec. 31, 1806; m. July 31, 1834, 
Anna Helena Kramer, dau. of Frederick Kramer and Mary Ren- 
frew; he conducted Mount Hope Seminary for young ladies in 
Baltimore, but later resided in New Haven, Conn.; he d. April 
7, 1879. 

928 Eunice Gay Treadwell, b. July 23, 1808; d. Nov. 24, 1808. 



929 ToHN Goodwin Treadwell, b. Jan. 26, 1811; m April 30 1841, 
Ellen Tinker Holmes, dau. of Jacob Holmes and Anna Tmker, 
shed. Jan. 3, 1870; bed. June 25, 1900. .«.. ^ Mavl4 

930 William Brewster Treadwell, b. Jan. 26, 1813, m. May i^, 
1844 Mary Eliza Adams, dau. of Roland Adams and Lydia Web- 
st^'of Albany. N. Y.; she d. Jan. 15, 1872; he d. Apnl 16 1869. 

931 Dr Samuel Edwards Tre.\dwell, b. Dec. 17, 1815, m. bept. i^, 
1836 Anna Stamp, dau. of Mordecai Stamp of Talbot County, 
Md • he d. April 30, 1860, in New York. ,o -.q.c 

932 SARAH Wetmore Treadwell, b. May 20, 1818; d. May 18, 1845; 

933 Edward Francis Treadwell, b. Aug. 29, 1820 ;m. April 21 1847 
^ Rola Hamil, dau. of Thomas Hamil and Elizabeth Carter of 

Baltimore, Md., b. Jan. 23, 1823 d. Jan. 1, 1888, f^^hing N^ Y^, 
he was an attomey-at-law in New York City; d. Feb. 9, 1868, 
Flushing, N. Y. 

Children of Lucy and Amasa Jerome, (916): 
'934 George Jerome. 

935 Lucy Jerome. 

Children of George and Nancy Treadwell, (917) '• 

936 Lucy Treadwell; m. Augustus Cowles of Farmington, Conn. 

937 Emma Treadwell; m. Daniel Sparhawk of New Hampshire; he 

938 George' toTiss Treadwell; m. 1836, Amy Roberts, dau. of Eli 
Roberts of Albany, N. Y. 

,939 Jane Treadwell. 

940 Ann Treadwell, m. 

941 Henry Treadwell, m. Eliza Roberts. 

Children of Mary and Erastus Perry, (918): 

942 John Strong Perry, b. 1815; m. Mary Jane Willard, dau. of 
Josiah Willard of Plattsburg, N. Y. 

943 Roger Hooker Perry, b. 1817; d. 1818. 

944 Samuel Perry, b. 1819; d. 1820. 

945 Mary Perry, b. and d. 1821. 

946 Mary Perry, b. 1823. , , , -ij u 4.u^ 

947 Mary Norton Perry, b. Dec. 28, 1828; was the only child by the 

second wife. 

V& BENJAMIN POMEROY, (Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. March 16, 1747; m. Nov. 21, 1770, Esther Clarke dau of Dea. 
Josiah C. Clarke, b. Nov. 24, 1748, Northampton, d. Jan. 12, 1827; 
he d Oct 20 1834. They settled in Williamsburg, Mass., to 
which place they moved about 1777. He was a Sergeant in Capt. 
Oliver Lyman's company, in the war of the Revolution. 
6th gen. Children: 

948 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Oct. 27, 1771. + 

949 Lydia Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1773. + 

950 Selah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 7, 1775. + 



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■ 951 JosiAH PoMEROY, b. Jan. 5, 1778. + 

952 Esther Pomeroy, b. Jan. 27, 1781 ; m. Gains Searle of Southamp- 
ton, Mass. 

953 Lucy Pomeroy, b. May 19, 1783; m. (1) March 10, 1802. Phineas 
Graves of Hatfield, who d. 1815; m. (2) 1842, Israel Searle of 
Southampton. 

954 Dea. William Pomeroy, b. July 24; 1785. + 

955 Mary (Polly) Pomeroy, b. Sept. 4, 1787. + 

354 REV. SETH POMEROY, (Seth, Ebenecer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 26, 1733; gr. from Yale, 1753; in Sept., 1749, he was re- 
ceived as a well-qualified member of Yale College, and during his 
four years continuance there he applied himself to his studies with 
uncommon diligence, and was esteemed one of the best scholars 
of his time. In Sept., 1753, he received the first honors of the 
. college. The next year he was admitted to full communion with 
the Church of Christ in Northampton, Mass. Some months of the 
year 1756 he spent at Cambridge in the study of theology, and in 
July took a degree there. In Sept. of the same year he returned 
to New Haven and received the honor of Master's degree, soon 
after which he was appointed one of the tutors of Yale College. 
He was licensed to preach by the Association in the county of 
New Haven, in June, 1757, and his ministration in the pulpit 
was much admired from the first. It was soon after this that the 
church in Greenfield invited him to come and preach. He ex- 
celled in the languages, in history, and oratory; and his delivery 
was graceful. Two years after his call to preach at Greenfield, 
Sept. 19, 1759, he m. Sarai Law, b. March, 1737, who d. May 6, 
1783; she was dau. of Ex-Governor Jonathan Law of Massa- 
chusetts and Eunice Hale; he d. at Greenfield Hill, Conn., July 
1, 1770. 
6th gen. Children: 

956 Seth Pomeroy, b. July 24, 1766, Greenfield, Conn.; d. in infancy. 

957 Jonathan Law Pomeroy, b. Sept. 12, 1768, Greenfield; gr. Yale 
College, 1801, (Hon.) A. M.; studied theology; m. Oct. 20, 1792, at 
Preston, Conn., Betsey Coit, dau. of Benjamin Coit and Mary 
Tyler (widow of Elijah Boardman). He settled in the ministry 
at Worthington, Mass., where he remained as a successful and 
respected pastor thirty-eight years. He d. at Feeding Hills, Jan. 
4, 1836; s. p. 

958 Theophilus Pomeroy; no records at hand. 

959 . Martha Law Pomeroy, b. 1773. + 

355 QUARTUS POMEROY, {Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
May 14, 1735, Northampton; he followed his father's business 
of smith and gunmaker, and farmer; m. (1) Nov. 4, 1762, Phebe 
Sheldon, b. Aug. 10, 1735, d. May 30, 1776, dau. of Benjamin 
Sheldon; he m. (2) Oct. 10, 1776, Rachel Pomeroy (his cousin), dau. 
of Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy and Rachel Moseley, b. Jan. 14, 1741-5, 
d. Nov. 18, 1826. Service in the Revolution as private in Capt. 



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Hezekiah Russell's company, May 6, 1782; he was also a Lieu- 
tenant in one of the three companies of militia from Northampton, 
after the reorganization of the First Hampshire Regiment, and 
the Minute-men were organized from these companies. On the 
13th of June, 1780, he was appointed on the committee to raise 
soldiers to fill the quota required from Northampton. This com- 
mittee had unlimited power, and whatever they promised the re- 
cruits the town agreed to fulfill. The bounty paid at this time 
for soldiers was £300, equal to about £S in hard money, the 
ratio being, (not 16 to 1) but 60 to 1. At a meeting, Oct. 13, 
1780, he was elected a representative, Mr. Ephraim Wright being 
also elected to that office; he was also prominent in all new edu- 
cational enterprises. He died Nov. 3, 1803. 
6th gen. Children, (by ist zvife) h. at Northampton: 

960 Frances Susan Pomeroy, b. Nov. 3, 1763; d. 1823, unm. 

961 Thaddeus Pomeroy, b. Oct. 23, 1764. + 

962 Phebe Pomeroy, b. Feb. 9, 1766. + 

963 Martha Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1768. + 

964 Julia Pomeroy, b. Aug. 5, 1770; d. Sept. 14, 1773. 
By second wife: 

965 Seth Pomeroy, b. June 30, 1777. + 

966 George Pomeroy, b. Aug. 8, 1779. + 

967 Rachel Pomeroy, b. July 4, 1781. + 

968 Betsey Pomeroy, b. Aug. 1, 1783. + 

969 Julia Pomeroy, b. March 4, 1786; d. March 22, 1786. 

970 Julia Pomeroy, b. June 10, 1787. + 

(From the New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1874): 

"In the time of Quartus Pomeroy, son of General Seth Pomeroy. 

"Deerfield, Mass., Sept. 6, 1773. 

"Vote d, That L. D. Field, John Williams, and Joseph Barnard be a com- 
mittee to apply to Mr. Quartus Pomeroy, of Nhampton & get him to come up & 
take a view of the Meeting House Bell & if he can mend it to agree with him 
to do it & if he thinks it must be sent home to be new cast or run sd Committee 
are hereby empowered to send the same to England or get it run in this country 
if practicable as soon as may be & also to take such addition of metal as shall 
make it weigh 500 weight. (Attest) 

"John Hawkes, Moderator." 

' 356 DR. MED AD POMEROY, (Seth, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Nov. 12, 1736, Northampton; gr. Yale College, 1757; physician 
at Northfield and Warwick; m. Oct. 15, 1767, Sarah Hunt, b. Feb. 
26, 1746, dau. of Capt. Samuel Hunt (sister of Gov. Hunt of 
Vermont) and Anna Ellsworth (who was dau. of John Ellsworth 
of Windsor, Vt.) ; Dr. Pomeroy removed from Northfield in 1769, 
but returned in 1788; he d. in Warwick, Mass., Oct. 28, 1819. 
6th gen. Children: 

971 Medad Pomeroy, b. March 28. 1769; d. April 17, 1769. 

972 Sarah Pomeroy, b. May 25, 1771; d. Aug. 3, 1848; unm. 

973 Martha (Patty) Pomeroy, b. Aug. 5, 1773. + 

974 Mary Anna Pomeroy, b. July 5, 1775 ; d. May 1, 1793. 



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975 Medad Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1777. + 

976 Fanny Pomeroy, b. Jan. 5, 1780. + 

977 Seth Pomeroy, b. iLy 20, 1782. + 

978 Arad Hunt Pomeroy, b. Jan. 15, 1785. + 

979 John Pomeroy, b. July 12, 1787. + 

While many of the Pomeroy men were engaged in putting down Shays' 
rebellion, Dr. Medad Pomeroy was one of the victims. About the 21st of May. 
1787, the rebels "had the audacity to seize the persons of two respectable citizens 
of Massachusetts, Mr. Joseph Metcalf of Orange, and Dr. Medad Pomeroy of 
Warwick, whom they carried to Vermont. Their avowed desjgn^was to hold 
them 




prisoners 

rebellion, so called after one of the leaders, was inaugurated by an effort on the 
part of insurgents to interfere with the processes of the several courts in the 
colony of Massachusetts in 1787, and for a time it met with partial success, not only 
blocking the wheels of justice, but some of the rioters plundered to\yns and de- 
livered prisoners from jails. It was not long, however, before the insurrection 
was put down, and measures taken to bring to trial the leaders. While some of 
the leaders were condemned to death in Hampshire county, two or three were 
reprieved at the foot of the gallows, and eventually all were pardoned. 

357 CAPT. LEMUEL POMEROY, (Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Sept. 24, 1738, Northampton; m. (1) 1765, Louise Pyn- 
chon, who d. Oct. 6, 1775, ae. 36; m. (2) 1776, Eunice Lyman, 
who d. Nov. 25, 1788, ae. 39, dau. of Dea. Elias Lyman and Anna 
Phelps; m. (3) Sept. 5, 1790, Betsey White Bliss, b. Dec. 17, 1747, 
d. Jan. 17, 1836, dau. of Capt. Joel White of Bolton, Conn., and 
widow of Rev. John Bliss, by whom she had a number of chil- 
dren. Lemuel Pomeroy settled in Southampton as early as 1766; 
he joined the church there and was returned to the State Legis- 
lature for forty years. He exerted great influence in town af- 
fairs, and was, like his ancestors, a natural born leader, such an 
one as every town needs. He was a gentleman of the old school, 
tall, erect and very graceful in person. His dress was in the 
Gen. Washington style. A local history says of him: "At an 
early period in his life, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy was elected to the 
General Court, and was continued in the office without intermis- 
sion for nearly forty years, when he was the oldest member in 
the Legislature. In times of public difficulty he proved himself a 
firm friend of his country. He was respected and a worthy citi- 
zen, an exemplary professor of religion, a supporter of good order 
in society, unshaken in his integrity — an honest man." He d. 
Dec. 14, 1819. 
6th gen. Children by ist wife: 

980 Clarissa Pomeroy, b. 1766; d. 1822; unm. 

981 Lemuel Pomeroy, b. 1768; d. 1776. 

982 Louisa Pomeroy, b. 1768, (twin with Lemuel); d. young. 

983 LovisA Pyxchon Pomeroy, b. 1769. + 

984 Sarah Pomeroy, b. 1770. + 

985 Quartus Pomeroy, b. 1772; d. in New York; unm. 

986 Margaret Pomeroy, b. Oct. 20, 1773. + 



Children by 2d unfe: 

987 Eunice Pomeroy, b. March 30, 1777; d. May 23, 1777. 

988 ' Lemuel Pomeroy, b. Aug. 18, 1778. + 

989 Gamaliel Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1780. + 

990 Eunice Pomeroy, b. May 11, 1782; d. May 20, 1808; unm. 

991 Theoehdre Pomeroy, b. March 14, 1785. + 

992 Harriett Pomeroy, b. May 23, 1787. + 

Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy served at intervals throughout the Revolution in 
command of a company of Southampton troops. In July, 1777, the company 
marched to reinforce Gen. Gates, with the regiment commanded by Col. Moseley 
of Westfield, to meet Gen. Burgoyne's advancing army. They went by way of 
Greenbush to Saratoga, thence to Moss Creek, near Fort Edward. As Burgoyne 
approached the regiment fell back to Stillwater, and after six weeks' service 
they were discharged. After remaining at home about one month, there was 
another alarm and he enlisted again, joining Col. May's regiment, with his 
Southampton company. Under this alarm the company remained and was pres- 
ent at the surrender of Burgoyne. In the battle of Bemis Heights the regiment 
was stationed on the left near the Hudson. When Gen. Burgoyne retreated 
beyond Schuyler's Creek, the troops followed close. Lemuel Pomeroy's com- 
pany was among those that crossed the creek in a fog and suddenly found 
themselves under the British guns. They crouched beneath the bank, recrossed 
the creek and fell back. 

Lemuel Pomeroy was also Captain of the Southampton company. Gen. 
Seth Pomeroy's regiment, which marched in response to the alarm of April 19, 
1775; "also Captain of the 7th (1st Southampton) company, 2d Hampshire 
county regiment of Massachusetts militia. His name is also in a list of officers 
chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by said Pomeroy 
and others, field officers, dated Northampton. March 22. 1776, and ordered corn- 
missioned by the Council April 8. 1776." There are many other entries of his 
service during the war in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Revolution." 

358 MARTHA POMEROY, {Seth, Ehenezer. Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Aug. 12, 1740, Northampton; m. 1764, Rev. Bulkley Olcott, of 
Charlestown, N. H., b. Oct. 28, 1733, son of Timothy Olcott and 
Eunice White; he was graduated from Yale, 1758; ordained 
pastor of the Congregational Church in Charlestown. N. H., May 
28, 1761, and d. there June 13, 1792; she d. May 30, 1803. 

. 6th gen. Children: 

993 HuLDAH Theodosia Olcott, m. Gen. Lewis R. Morris of Spring- 
field, Mass., b. 1797; she d. soon after marriage and left one son; 
he m. (2) Ellen Hunt, dau. of Hon. Jonathan Hunt. 

994 Martha Olcott, b. ; m. Jacob Smith of Royalston, Vt. 

995 Theophilus Olcott, b. ; educated at Dartmouth, class of 1800; 
lawyer in Royalston, Vt. ; d. unm. 

996 Lucretia Olcott, b. ; m. Rev. Hurlbut; resided in Royalston, Vt. ; 
they went south, where Rev. Mr. Hurlbut d. ; she m. again and 
resided in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

359 MARY POMEROY, {Seth, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. Aug. 
6, 1742, Northampton; m. May 26, 1771, Dr. Levi Shepherd, b. 
Jan. 9, 1744, d. Oct. 26, 1805, son of James Shepherd and wife 
Sarah Hopkins; she d. Jan. 13, 1762, Northampton. He settled at 
Northampton in 1764 or 1765, and opened a store, 1769, Shepherd 










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& Hunt, for the sale of drugs and medicines, eventually adding 
groceries and dry goods to his stock, and other merchandise, much 
imported from England, usually found in a well-equipped country 
store. He began the manufacture of rope and duck in 1789, which 
soon became a valuable article of commerce, and having erected a 
factory on the rear of his home lot, north comer of River and Pleas- 
ant streets, he was prepared to supply the improved demand. The 
government offered a bounty of 8s per bolt for duck, and in the 
year 1800 he disposed of large quantities of this cloth. He con- 
ducted this business until his death. He was also active in the 
Legislature (1796-98), all town enterprises, serving on commit- 
tees of inspection and safety, new constitution, canals, school 
houses, etc. President of first Board of Directors, Northampton 
Bank (1^03). His estate inventoried about $100,000; the wealth- 
iest man up to that time. 

6th gen. Children, b. at Northampton: 
' 997 Mary Shepherd, b. April 28, 1772; m. :May 3, 1794, Dr. Aeneas 
Monson of New Haven, Conn., b. Sept. 11, 1763. New Haven. 
Conn., d. Aug. 22, 1852, son of Dr. Aeneas and Susan Monson; 
gr. Yale. 1780; she d. Feb. 6, 1848. + 

998 Sarah Hopkins Shepherd, b. June 23, 1774; m. June 8, 1798, 
Hon. Jonathan Dwight, Jr., b. Dec. 28, 1772, Springfield, Mass., 
d. March 29, 1840, son of Jonathan Dwight and wife Margaret 
Ashley; she d. Dec. 24, 1848'. + 

999 Levi Shepherd, b. Oct. 19, 1776; m. Mav, 1805, Elizabeth 
Hutchins, b. 1788, d. Dec. 4, 1820; she d. July'28, 1826. + 

1000 Thomas Shepherd, b. March 27, 1778; m. Nov. 30, 1805, Cather- 
ine Tryon, b. Dec. 23, . 1782, New Lebanon, N. Y., d. Nov. 24. 
1846, dau. of Judge John Tyron and wife Eunice Lay ; he 
d. Dec. 23, 1846. Prominent citizen of Northampton, and post- 
master, 1830-1841 and 1845-1846, 12 years. + 

1001 Charles Shepherd, b. April 11, 1780; m. in 1811, Elizabeth 
Howe of Roxburv. :Mass. ; he d. Feb. 27, 1821. 4- 

1002 John Shepherd,' b. March 5, 1782; m. Sept. 30, 1805, Henrietta 
Tryon, b. Nov. 6, 1784. d. July 21, 1806, dau. of Judge John 
Tryon and wife Eunice Lay ; he' m. (2) May 30, 1843, Jeannette 
Nichols ; he d. 1852. + 

^th gen. Children of Mary and Aeneas Monson, (goy): 

1003 Alfred Shepherd Monson, b. Sept. 23, 1796; m. Mary Ann 
Patten, b. in 1804, d. April 28. 1887; he graduated from' Yale, 
1815, Union of Pennsylvania, M.D.. 1819; he d. May 22. 1870. 

1004 Charles Monson, b. 1799; d. unm. 

1005 Mary Ann Monson, b. 1802; m. (1) George Y. Cutler; m. (2) 
Daniel Whitney. She had three children by each marriage; d. 
young. 

/ 1006 Frederick Monson. 1008 John Monson. 

1007 Aeneas Monson. 1009 William Monson, 



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7th gen. Children of Sarah and Jonathan Dwight, (gg8): 

1010 Jonathan Dwight. b. Aug. 30, 1799; m. 1825, Ann Bartlett of 
Boston; he d. Dec. 28. 1856. + 

1011 Mary Shepherd Dwight, b. Feb. 28, 1801; m. April 20, 1825, 
Hon. George Bliss, son of George Bliss and Hannah Clark; Yale, 
1812; he was for several terms a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature; also, engaged largely in railroad enterprises; he d. 
April 19, 1873 ; she d. April 12, 1869. + 

1012 Sarah Hopkins Dwight, b. Jan. 22, 1803; m. March 1, 1827, 
Hon, George Bancroft, (the historian), b. Oct. 3, 1800; Harvard, 
1817; she d. June 26, 1837. + 

1013 William Dwight, b. April 5, 1805; Har\'ard, 1825, law; m. 
Sept. 16, 1830, Elizabeth Amelia White of Springfield, Mass. + 

1014 Thomas Dwight, b. Sept. 27, 1807; Harvard, 1827; m. Oct 26, 
1842, Mary Collins Warren of Boston. + 

1015 Lucinda Dwight, b. July 7, 1809; m. 1832, Jonathan Chapman, 
Jr., lawyer, of Boston. + 

1016 Frederick Dwight, b. June 22), 1815; gr. Harvard, law, 1834; m. 
-1854, Joanna Theresa Durham, b. Aug. 31, 1833. + 

Children of Levi and EU::aheth Shepherd, (999): 
4017; Emeline M. Shepherd, b. May 14, 1807; m. Dr. Stevens; d. Aug. 
16, 1880; s. p. 

1018 Stella Shepherd, b. ; m. Mark A. Miles. + 

1019 Charles Levi (renamed Levi) Shepherd, b. 1816; m. 1839, 
Percy Keyes Williams, b. 1816, d. 1851; he m. (2) Mary Stan- 
ton, b. 1830. + 

Children of Thomas and Catherine Shepherd, (1000): 

1020 Catherinr Shepherd, b. Aug. 22, 1806; m.- Sept. 14, 1827, Ggden 
fEUery Edwards; she d. April 20, 1843. + 

-1021 tThomas Shepherd, b. Sept. U, 1808 ; d. Aug. 23, 1809. 
1022 -Frederick Shepherd, b. March 25, 1810; d. Sept. 26, 1810. 

1023 : Henry Shepherd, b. June 19, 1811; m. Feb. 14, 1838, Elizabeth 
c^Strong; m. (2) Sept. 23, 1851, Susan L. B. Munroe, b,; Dec. 31, 
]>i821, d. Jan. 11, 1897, Northboro, Mass., dau. of John F. Mun- 
-,roe, Boston, Mass., and Susan L. Brigham, Westboro ; he! d. Nov. 
-20, 1900. Res., Northampton. + 

1024 "Henrietta Tryon Shepherd, b. Feb. 18,. 1813 ;d.: May 9,11872; 

unm. 

1025 Thomas Shepherd, b. 1817; d. June. 23,; 1855, unm. , at Mari- 
posa, California; a "Forty-Niner." 

1025.1 M.VRY Shepherd, b. Oct. 11, 1818; d. Oct. 6, 1819. 

1026 Jane Shepherd, b. Sept. 23, 1820; d. Sept. 24, 1820. 

1027 Mary Shepherd, b. Feb. 12, 1822; d. Jan. 16, 1826. 
;iG28 Charles Shepherd, b. April 1, 1824; d. July 21, 1825. 

Children of Charles and Elizabeth Shepherd, (looi): 
1IO29 Maria Howe Shepherd, b. Sept. 28, 1813; m. Emerson Foote, 
\ of Springfield, Mass.; she d. April 9, 1841. 

1030 Sophia Shepherd, b. Dec. 3, 1815; d. Dec, 1896; unm.- 

1031 Louise Shepherd, d. young. 



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1032 Sally Shepherd, d. young. 

Child of John and Henrietta Shepherd, (1002): % 

1033 John Tryon Shepherd, b. June 20, 1806; m. (1) Dec. 25, 1839, 
Rebecca Dunlap, b. Feb. 12. 1815, dau. of William and Jane 
(Long) Dunlap; m. (2) Mary Stebbins, dau. of Salmon and 
Susan (Hine) Stebbins, b. May 2, 1818; m. (3) Elizabeth Steb- 
bins; he had a government claim near Kenosha, Wis., where the 
children ^vere bom. + 

8th gen. Children of Jonathan and Ann Dzvight, (loio): 

1034 Ann Bartlett Dwight, b. 1826; m. 1851, Charles Taintor Baker; 
she d. 1899. 

1035 Jonathan Dwight, b. 1831; m. 1857, Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck. 

Children of Mary S. and George Bliss, (loiij: 

1036 Sarah Bliss, b. 1826; m. 1849, Hon. George Walker. 

1037 George Bliss, b. 1830, m. Catherine Van Rensaeller Dwight. 

Children of Sarah H. and George Bancroft, (1012): 

1038 Sarah Dwight Bancroft, b. Aug. 18, 1831; d. Jan. 11, 1832. 

1039 Louisa Bancroft, b. Jan. 20, 1833; d. Aug. 9, 1850. 

1040 John Chandler Bancroft, b. April 24, 1835; Har^-ard, 1854; m. 
Aug. 18, 1864, Louise ]Maria Denny. 

1041 George Dwight Bancroft, b. Feb. 16, 1837; Harvard, 1856; m. 
Louise Tailandier, of France. 

Children of William and Elizabeth A. Dzvight, (1013): 

1042 Brig.-Gen. William Dwight, b. 1831; m. 1856, Anna Robeson. 

1043 Col. Wilder Dwight, b. 1833; Civil War; d. on the battle held, 
1862. 

1044 Daniel Appleton Dwight, b. 1836; m. 1870, Mary Silsby Peale 
of Boston. 

1045 Capt. Howard Dwight, b. 1837; d. in service during the Civil 
War. 

1046 Thomas Dwight, b. 1841; d. 

1047 Lieut. Charles Dwight, b. 1842; m. Marianna Humphrey Welch. 

1048 Chapman Dwight, b. 1844; gen.-supt. of the Lathrop-Roosevelt 
Hospital in New York City. 

Children of Thomas and Mary C. Dmight, (1014): 

1049 Dr. Thomas Dwight, b. 1843. 

1050 Susan Lyman Dwight, b. 1847; d. 1850. 

1051 Mason Warren Dwight, b. 1849; d. 1850. 

1052 James Dwight, b. 1852. 

1053 Mary Veronica Dwight, b. 1856; unm. 

Children of Lucinda and Jonathan Chapman, (1015): 

1054 Jonathan Chapman, b. 1836; m. Ellen Ir\'in. 

1055 Eliza Chapman, b. 1838; m. 1866, Jonathan William Post, of 
Brookline, Mass. 

1056 Susan Chapman, m. Frederick Dexter. 

1057 Mary Chapman. 

1058 Florence Chapman, m. Henry R. Dalton. 



Children of Frederick and Joanna T. Dwight, (1016): 

1059 Alfred Dwicnx, b. 1855. 

1060 Edwin Dwight, b. 1857. 

1061 Frederick Pomeroy Dwight, b. 1859. 

1062 Edgar J. Dwight, b. 1862. 

1063 Sarah Cecelia Dwight, b. 1865 ; unm. 

1064 Eugene Dwight, b. 1868. 

1065 ToHN Dwight, b. 1870. 

1066 Sophia Dwight, b. 1872. 

1067 Walter Dwight, b. 1872, (twin). 

J Children of Stella and Mark A. Miles, (1018): 

1068 Mary Miles, m. Sylvester Potter of Oregon, 111. 

1069 Augusta Miles, adopted by Mr. Loring of Boston; m. Thomas 
B. King; d. 1870. 

Children of Charles L. and Percy K. Shepherd, (ist ivife), (loip): 

1070 Frank Pomeroy Shepherd, b. 1841 ; m. 1871, Lydia Catherine 
Starr. ~ 

1071 Stella E. Shepherd, b. 1843; m. Charles Clayton Monson. 

1072 Emeline Augusta Shepherd, b. 1844; d. 1859. 

1073 Ernest Miles Shepherd, b. 1848; m. 1882, Zilpah E. Perkins; 
d. 1892. 

1074 Charles Percy Shepherd, b. 1851 ; (adopted by Mrs. Virgil 
Bogue and renamed Charles Percy Bogue) ; m. Clara Gulick, of 
Elgin, 111. 

Children by 2d wife, (loip): 

1075 Florence Shepherd, b. 1855; m. 1881, Francis Little, of Winona, 
Minn, 

1076 Nellie Shepherd, b. 1857; m. Charles Harris of Bandera, Texas. 

1077 Mabel Shepherd, b. 1861 ; d. young. 

1078 Fanny Shepherd, b. 1864; d. young. 
Children of Catherine and Ogden E. Edivards, (1020): 

1079 Ogden E. Edwards, b. 1829; m. (1) Helen M. Edwards, who d. 
1884; m. (2) 1888, Mary Goodloe. 

1080 Fanny Edwards, b. 1830; m. Warren Rogers. 

1081 Mary Edwards; d, young. 

1082 Catherine Edwards; d. young. 

1083 Thomas Edwards; d. young. 

1084 Robert Sedgwick Edwards, b. 1838; killed in battle during the 
Rebellion. 

1085 Anna Louise Edwards, b. 1840; unm. 
Children of Henry and Elisabeth Shepherd, (ist wife), 1023: 

1086 Mary E. Shepherd, b. Nov. 26, 1839; m. in Nov., 1868, James 
Cowgill; d. April 3, 1875. 

1087 Helen Shepherd, b. Feb. 1, 1842; m. W. Sanford Crane, Sept., 
1868; d. Nov. 20, 1880. 

1088 Catherine Tryon Shepherd, b. May 12. 1844; m. June 13, 1867, 
Albert Edward Smith, b. Feb. 26, 1845, North Amherst, Mass., 
son of Charles and.Angeline Smith. Res., Springfield, Mass. + 



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Child of Henry and Susan L. B. Shepherd, (2d zvife), (1023): 

1089 Thomas Munroe Shepherd, b. Sept. 18, 1856; unm. Banker. 
Res., Northampton. Donor of the Henry Shepherd Surgery Hos- 
pital, Northampton, 1901. Designer city seal, Northampton. Re- 
ceiver U. S. Court for Taber-Prang Art Co., Springfield. Re- 
tired 1907. 

Children of John T. and Rebecca Shepherd, (1033): 

1090 Jeanette Gallagher Shepherd, b. Aug. 28, 1840 ; m. 1860, Isaiah 
L. Hauser. + 

1091 William Tryon Shepherd, b. Feb. 14, 1842; m. 1866, Mary 
Bragdon. 

1092 Frederick Henry Shepherd, b. Oct. 10, 1845; m. Flora Green. 

1093 John Herbert Shepherd, b. June 20, 1852 ;^m. Katie 

1094 Charles AIonson Shepherd, b. March 6, 1854; m. 

pth gen. Children of Catherine and Albert E. Smith, (1088): 

1095 Henry Shepherd Smith, b. May 6, 1875; m. Sept. 27, 1898, 
Grace M. Schenck, dau. of Marcus P. Schenck and Louise Jones. 

1096 Albert Maynard Smith, b. March 18, 1876; d. July 14, 1876. 

1097 Philip Wright Smith, b. Jan. 31, 1881 ; d. Aug. 19, 1882, Sprmg- 
field, Mass. 

Of the Children of Jeanette G. and Isaiah L. Hauser, (logo): 

1090.1 Miriam Pomeroy Hauser, b. Nov. 2, 1875, Milwaukee, Wis. ; m. 
July 16, 1901, Carl A. Rosser, b. Oct. 2, 1875, Arcanum, Ohio, 
son of WilTtam F. Rosser and wife Sarah Olwine. Mrs. Miriam 
Pomeroy Rosser passed her girlhood in India with her parents, 
who were missionaries, from 1886 to 1893. Res., Arcanum, Ohio. 

loth gen. Children of Miriam P. and Carl A. Rosser, b. at 
Arcanum, (lopo.i): 

1090.2 Bernard Pomeroy Rosser, b. Aug. 15, 1902. 

1090.3 Rollin La Barr Rosser, b. May 27, 1904. 

1090.4 Harold Armond Rosser, b. Nov. 10, 1905. 

1090.5 William Frederic Rosser, b. Aug. 30, 1907. 

360 SARAH POMEROY (Seth, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. June 
17, 1744, Northampton, Mass.; m. Dec. 26, 1770, Abraham Bur- 
bank, b. March 7, 1739, son of Abraham Burbank of Suffield, 
Conn., and wife Mehitable Dwight; Yale, 1759; prominent lawyer 
in West Springfield, member of the Massachusetts Legislature six- 
teen years; d. Sept. 8, 1809; she d. Dec. 25, 1808. Res., West 
Springfield. 

6th gen. Children: 

1098 Roland Burbank, b. June 15, 1772; m. (1) Nov. 17, 1802, Sophia 
Coit, b. Oct., 1776, dau. of John Coit and Mehitable Tyler of 
Griswold, Conn.; he m. (2) Feb. 16, 1815, Henrietta Palmer of 
West Springfield, Mass.; he d. Sept. 20, 1845. + 

1099 James Burbank, b. March 7, 1775 ; lost at sea about 1796. 

1100 Arthur Burbank, b. Oct. 19, 1776; d. Jan. 11, 1777. 



1101 Sarah Burbank, b. Feb. 5, 1778; m. Nov. 7, 1798, Capt. Daniel 
Moore, b. 1769, of New London, Conn., d. May, 1819; she d. 
Dec. 25, 1868, Res., Hartford, Conn., where their children were 
bom. -f 

1102 Mary Pomeroy Burbank, b. Oct. 30, 1779; m. Oct. 14, 1798, 
Ransom Shelton of Plymouth, Conn.; she d. July 14, 1851. + 

1103 Arthur Burbank, b. Jan. 9, 1782; m. Nov. 27, 1810, Sarah Bates, 
dau, of Eleazer Bates ; she d. Dec. 20, 1870, at Pittsfield, Mass. ; 
he was a tanner; d. May 28, 1839. Res., West Springfield. + 

1104 Theoda Hunt Burbank, b. June 28, 1783; m. Isaac Seeley, a 
lawyer of Cherry Valley, N. Y.; she d. July 28, 1828; s. p. 

1105 Susanna Burbank, b. July 27, 1785; m. Isaiah Doolittle of Ply- 
mouth, Conn.; she d. March 21, 1841. + 

7th gen. Children of Roland and Sophia Burbank, (ist wife), 
(1098): 

1106 Abraham Burbank, b. May 4, 1804; d. young. 

1107 Abiah Bellamy Burbank, b. Dec. 22, 1805; m. Nov., 1826, Den- 
ison Baldwin Tucker, b. Oct. 28, 1801, d. Feb. 18, 1858, dau. of 
Stephen Tucker and wife Eunice Baldwin; he d. Feb. 18, 1858. + 

1108 Sarah Pomeroy Burbank, b. Dec. 22, 1807; d. 1830. 

1109 James Coit Burbank, b. July 19, 1810; d. 1813. 

1110 Rebecca Coit Burbank, b. Oct. 21, 1812; unm. 

Children of Roland and Henrietta Burbank (2d wife), (iop8): 
nil Sophia Burbank, b. March 22, 1816; m. April 15, 1840, Elmer W. 
Smith, b March 27, 1816, d. Aug. 2, 1853, son of Amasa Smith 
and wife Hannah White; she d. Sept. 19, 1884. + 

1112 Mary Burbank, b. April 24, 1817; d. Feb. 27, 1824. 

1113 Lucy Burbank, b. Dec. 3, 1818; d. Nov. 9, 1819. 

1114 George Burbank, b. April 20, 1821; d. Sept. 20, 1890. 

1115 Anne Burbank, b. Dec. 13, 1821; m. Sept. 23, 1841, Erastus 
Bebee Abbe, b. Oct. 15, 1815, at Enfield, Conn., d. Aug. 27, 1879, 
son of Erastus Abbe and wife Sally Bebee; she d. Feb. 19, 1911. + 

1116 Martha Burbank, b. Sept. 29, 1823; d. Aug. 20, 1872. 

1117 Isaiah Doolittle Burbank, b. Dec. 14, 1825; d. June 16, 1826. 

1118 Charles Burbank, b. Aug. 13, 1827; d. Sept. 27, 1827. 

1119 Sarah Pomeroy Burbank, b. Aug. 8, 1831; d. Feb. 6, 1837. 

Children of Sarah and Daniel Moore, (iioi): 

1120 James Burbank Moore, b. Nov. 15, 1799; d. Feb. 7, 1824. 

1121 Sarah Moore, b. Aug. 17, 1801; m. Henry Schmuck; she d. Sept. 
10, 1870. + 

1122 Martha Williams Moore, b. Sept. 13, 1803; m. in 1824, Daniel 
Wadsworth, b. 1797, at Farmington, Conn., d. 1851, at Chicago, 
111.; she d. at Chicago, 1857. + 

1123 Mary Pomeroy Moore, b. July 5, 1805; d. Nov. 16, 1835. 

1124 Elizabeth Grant Moore, b. July 25. 1807; d. Aug. 28, 1859. 

1125 Lucretia Moore, b. Sept. 7, 1809; d. Sept. 12, 1816. 

1126 Susanna Moore, b. May 13, 1812; d. Dec. 8, 1815. 

1127 Daniel Moore, b. Nov. 15, 1814; d. Dec. 27, 1815. 

1128 Daniel Moore, b. Jan. 16, 1817; d. Nov. 21, 1847. 



Children of Mary and Ransom Shelton, (1102): 

1129 Frances Burbank Shelton, b. ISOl ; m. Edward A. Nicol. + 

1130 Mary Ann Shelton, b. about 1803; d. unm. 

Children of Arthur and Sarah Burbank, (iioj): 

1131 Sarah Burbank, b. Sept. 25, 1811; d. July 11, 1844, at Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

1132 Abraham Burbank, b. June 10, 1813; m. April 13, 1834, Julia 
M. Brown ; he d. Nov. 23, 1887. + 

1133 Hannah M. Burbank, b. July 10, 1814; m. (1) Dec. 31, 1838, 
Henry M. Morse, who d. at Chicago, 1854; m. (2) Dec. 18, 1856, 
Hiram Hurd. 

1134 James Burbank, b. Dec. 28, 1817; m. Dec. 28, 1844, Frances H 
Alsbury, who d. July 5, 1882; he d. Feb., 1861. + 

1135 Susanna D. Burbank, b. July 9, 1821; m. May 15, 1839, Sylves- 
ter C. Wright, d. Dec. 16, 1880; she d. May 13, 1888, Fitchburg, 
Mass. + 

1136 Theoda Hunt Burbank, b. Aug. 18, 1825; d. May 6, 1877. 

1137 Mary Pomeroy Burbank, b. May 30, 1828; m. August M. GHnes 
of West Derby, Vt. + 

Child of Susanna and Isaiah Doolittle, (1105): 

1138 Abraham Doolittle, b. 1809; m. (1) 1833, Juliette Bir^e, b. 
1812, d. 1840; he m. (2) 1841, Catherine'Hooker, b. 1814, d. 
1895. + 

8th gen. Children of Abiah B. and Dennison B. Burbank, (1107): 

1139 James Coit Burbank, b. Feb. 29, 1828; m. 18J3, Ellen M. Wall- 
bridge. 

1140 Anna Louise Burbank, b. Jan. 15, 1832; m. in 1855, Henry R. 
Jones. 

1141 Frank D. Burbank, b. July 3, 1848; m. April 14, 1877, Harriett 
Amelia Malona. 

Children of Sophia and Elmer W. Smith, (mi): 

1142 Henrietta Smith, b. 1841; m. Henry M. Schenck. 

1143 Anna Louise Smith, b. 1844; d. 1853. 

1144 Charles Elmer Smith, b. 1849; m. Nettie Clement of Water- 
bury, Conn. 

Children of Anne and Erastus B. Abbe, (11 15): 

1145 Frances Jane Abbe, b. 1843; d. 1872. 

1146 Mary Pomeroy Abbe, b. Dec. 31, 1851, at West Springfield, 
Mass.; m. March 2, 1881, Walter Anson Smith, b. Jan. 25, 1856, 
at Ashfield, Mass., son of Arnold Smith and wife Melinda- 
Bronson. 

1147 Martha Abbe, b. Dec. 31, 1851 (twin with Mary) ; unm. 

Children of Sarah M. and Henry Schmiick, (1121): 

1148 Kate Schmuck, b ; m. Frederick J. Sizer of New Haven, 

Conn.; he d. there July 28, 1910, ae. 80 years. 

1149 Henry Schmuck; m. (1) Theresa Purrington; m. (2) Henrietta 
Smith. 



Children of Martha W. and Daniel IVadsworth, (1122): 

1150 LucRETiA Moore \V.\ds\vorth, b. 1825; d. 1853; unm. 

1151 James W'adsworth, b. July 24, 1828, at New Hartford, Conn.; 
m. Dec. 16, 1856, Emily Wadsworth Whittlesey, b. Oct. 4, 1830, 
at Farmington, Conn., d. Dec. 31, 1900, at Chicago, 111., dau. of 
Harvey Whittlesey; he d. Dec. 26, 1900, at Chicago. Res., Chi- 
cago, 111. + 

1152 Strong Wadsworth, b. at Mexico, N. Y. ; m. Maria C. Phelps, 
dau. of Erastus Phelps of Farmington, Conn., and wife Mary 
Louisa Bodwell. 

Children of Frances B. and Edward A. Nicol, (ii2p): 

1153 Edward Nicol, d. in infancy, 

1154 Mary Nicol, d. in infancy. 

1155 Sarah A. Nicol, b. 1823; m. William Nicol. 

1156 Augustus Nicol, b ; m. Esther Cooley of Ohio. 

1157 Edward Nicol; unm.; lost at sea. 

1158 Fannie A. W. Nicol; unm. 

1159 John Nicol, b ; m. Sarah Green of Binghamton. 

1160 Robert C. Nicol, d. infant. 

Children of Abraham and Julia M. Burhank, (1132): 

1161 Charles Henry Blubank, b. Aug. 18, 1835; d. Oct. 3, 1843. 

1162 George Wesley Burbank, b. Nov. 8, 1837; m. June 8, 1859, 
Samantha L. Steams. 

1163 James Arthur Burbank, b. Sept. 12, 1839; m. March 4, 1863, 
Mary Sperry. 

1164 Mary Elizabeth Burbank, b. Sept. 15, 1841; m. Dec. 12, 1865, 
H. a. Smith; she d. Jan. 22, 1886. 

1165 Charles Henry Burbank, b. Dec. 29, 1843; m. Jennie H. Brooks. 

1166 William Pomeroy Burbank, b. April 4, 1846; m. 1867, Harriet 
Merrill. 

1167 Edward Alonzo Burbank, b. April 29, 1848; d. Jan. 20, 1849. 

1168 Sarah Jane Burbank, b. Jan. 4, 1850; m. March 21, 1887, W. 
W. Lamb; d. Dec. 15, 1871. 

1169 Roland Eleazer Burbank, b. June 1, 1852; m. Nov. 1, 1876, 
Mary Chamberlain. 

1170 Herrick Alonzo Burbank, b. Dec. 19, 1854; m. Nov. 1, 1879, 
Rose Seibel. 

Childreyi of James and Frances H. Burbank, (11^4): 

1171 Frances Henrietta Bltibank, b. Oct. 6, 1845; m. Nov. 14, 1866, 
Zebulon M. Pike. 

1172 Hanson Alsbury Burbank, b. Jan. 26, 1847; m. Oct. 13, 1878, 
Mary E. Sparrow. 

1173 Cora Raymond Burbank, b. Dec. 18, 1848; m. Jan. 10, 1869, 
Capt. Edwin Lilly. 

1174 Arthur Burbank, b. Nov. 13, 1850. 

1175 James Burbank, b. Feb. 2, 1851; d. Nov. 7, 1854. 

1176 Stella Virginia Burbank, b. March 5, 1855. 

1177 Edward Plummer Burbank, b. Aug. 10, 1856. ; 



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1178 Charles Cushman Burbank, b. July 26, 1858; m. March 27, 
1881, Celeste Lacy. 

Children of Susanna D. and Sylvester C. Wright, (1135): 

1179 Ellen Josephine Wright, b. June 17, 1840, Enfield, Conn.; d. 
July 26, 1866, Fitchburg, Mass. 

1180 Mary Ann Wright, b. Nov. 24, 1844, Phillipston, Mass.; m. 
Sept. 13, 1864, James L. Chapman, b. July 13, 1842, Pittsfield, 
Mass. Res., Brookline, Mass. + 

Child of Mary and August dines, (1138): 

1181 August Glines, m. Ella J. Stetson. 

Children of Abraham and Juliette Doolittle (first ivife), (1138): 

1182 Sarah Pomeroy Doolittle, b. 1835; d. 1861. 

1183 John Birge Doolittle, b. 1836; m. Cornelia Parmelee. 

Children of Abraham and (2d -anfe) Catherine Doolittle, (1138): 

1184 Catherine Hooker Doolittle, b. 1843; m. 1866, B. Frank- 
Marsh. 

1185 James Roland Doolittle, b. 1849; m. in 1875, Emma Irwin. 

1186 Mary Anne Pomeroy Doolittle, b. 1852; unm. 

Qth gen. Children of James and Emily IV. Wadsworth, (1151): 

1187 Robert Strong Wadsworth, b. Nov. 17, 1857; d. July 17, 1864. 

1188 Grace Lucretia W^adsworth, b. 1859; d. 1861. 

1189 Son, b. and d. 1861. 

1190 James Robert Wadsworth, b. Nov. 26, 1863; unm. Tax mat- 
ters. Res., Chicago, 111. 

1191 Ellen Ruth Wadsworth, b. 1865; d. 1866. 

1192 Alice Emily Wadsworth, b. Sept. 7, 1870; graduate, University 
of Michigan, Ann Arbor ; high school teacher at Evanston, 111. ; 
unm. 

Children of Strong and Maria C. Wadsworth, (1152): 

1193 Amy Bird Wadsworth, b. 1866; unm. Res., Yonkers, N. Y. 

1194 Richard Charles Wells Wadsworth, b. 1870; m. Alice G. Bene- 
dict, dau. of James B. Benedict and wife Sarah Huntington Bab- 
cock; d. s. p. Aug. 2, 1905. 

Children of Mary A. and James L. Chapman, b. Fitchburg, 
Mass., (1180): 

1195 Walter Butler Chapman, b. April 13, 1866; d. April 26, 1867, 
Fitchburg, 

1196 Josephine Wright Chapman, b. Aug. 20, 1867. 

1197 George Daniel Chapman, b. Aug, 29, 1870; m. June 1, 1893, 
Helen Spencer of Fitchburg, Mass.; s. p.; he d. May 31, 1900, 
Fitchburg, Mass, 

1198 Louis Raymond Chapman, b. Aug. 21, 1875. 

362 ASAHEL POMEROY, {Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Dec. 1, 1749, Northampton; m. (1) Nov. 1, 1776, Miriam Clapp, 
b. 1752, d. July 19, 1793 ; he m. (2) March 12, 1794, Mrs. Han- 
nah Whitney, b. 1754, d. Sept. 18, 1812; he m. (3) Feb. 5, 1813, 
Susanna Kent Reed (widow), b. 1757, d. June 26, 1826; he was 



a prominent and enterprising citizen, active in town affairs; he 
d. March 23, 1833. 

6th gen. Children: 

1199 Polly Pomeroy, b. Jan. 21, 1778; d. July, 1860, unm. 

1200 Miriam Pomeroy, bp. July 16, 1780; d. 1864. 

1201 Judith Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 9, 1783; d. Jan. 20, 1804. 

1202 Lucretia Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 29, 1786; d. Sept. 22, 1847; unm. 

1203 Hannah Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 8, 1795. + 

Asahel Pomeroy began keeping public house or inn in 1777, in 
the house of his father, which stood on the site of the present Mansion 
House, and continued in the hotel business thirty years. He was suc- 
ceeded in 1807 by Col. Chapman, and he in 1821, by Hon. Oliver War- 
ner. In 1799, Asahel Pomeroy purchased from Seth Wright, the old 
Wright homestead, which had been in that family 144 years, and is 
designated as No. 1, in Clark's "Antiquities," the Pomeroy homestead 
being No. 5. His tavern was the headquarters for travelers and public 
business; also, as a resort for pleasure parties, and few men were more 
widely known. 

Mr. Pomeroy was Selectman for twelve years, chairman of the 
school committee, and served four years as Representative in the Gen- 
eral Court. The Selectmen of the town in those days were in fact 
SELECTMEN ; they were taken from the foremost men of the town. 
After he sold his tavern in 1807, and until his death, he kept a private 
boarding-house in the house on Main street, near the railroad crossing. 

Mr. Edward Warner, who remembered Mr. Asahel Pomeroy, in his 
later years, gives the following description of his personal appearance: 

"There are but few persons living who can remember the personal appear- 
ance of this, one of the most noted citizens of a past generation. He was one 
who in any period would have attracted the attention of observers of men. 
Belonging to a family noted for public services, of commanding personal ap- 
pearance, and a complete type of the men to whom the community looked as an 
exemplar of what a prominent citizen should be, it is not wonderful that he 
should have impressed his memory upon his younger contemporaries. He is 
remembered by the writer as a tall, erect, and dignified man, wearing a blue 
coat of the old continental style, with wide lapels and long wide skirts, a long 
buflf waistcoat, small clothes and fall-top boots, ornamented with tassels, as a 
dress and Sunday suit. His hair was dressed in the old style, powdered and 
queued. On week days he usually wore shoes with large silver buckles. But 
it was in the old church, on Sundays, that his prominent figure was observable, 
as he alone rose in his pew at the signal for singing, and turned his face to the 
choir, the hymn book in his trembling hands, shaking with the palsy with which 
he was afflicted. His whole appearance made a marked impression on all who 
for the first time looked upon him, which was never wholly effaced from mem- 
ory. Almost to the day of his death he might be seen on his daily visits to the 
center, still maintaining his erect carriage and a good share of his natural vigor 
and general majestic appearance. He always reminded one of the portraits of 
revolutionary characters (and indeed he was adjutant in a regiment of Minute- 
men who responded to the frequent alarms in 1777), which now adorn our mag- 
azines and picture galleries. It is something worth relating to have seen one 
of these historical men, of whom Northampton can claim a generous share." 

By his will, in addition to other bequests, he gave to his nephew, John 
Pomeroy, father of John Pomeroy of Brecksville, Ohio, a gun made by his father, 
Gen. Seth Pomeroy, and to his son-in-law, David S. Whitney, he gave $100 to 
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363 PLINY POAIEROY, (Daniel, Ebcnecer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
May 19, 1734, Northampton, only child of Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy 
and his first wife, Mary Clapp; he m. Nov. 24, 1757, Sarah Allen, 
b. May 11, 1740, dau. of Joseph and Betty Allen, in whose 
honor the "Betty Allen Chapter," D. A. R., of Northampton, was 
named. She was mother of a large family, among the children 
being six sons, who serv-ed in the Revolution army. Pliny was 
a soldier of the Revolution, having six enlistments to his credit, 
from May 27, 1775, to the last call in 1782, his last service being 
with Major Allen, although the date is not given. He was en- 
gaged in the cooperage business, and after living for a time in 
Westhampton he removed to Westfield, where he had purchased 
property in the meantime, and where he d. Nov. 12, 1804; his 
widow d. in 1823. 

6th gen. Children: 

1204 Pliny Pomeroy, b. Sept. 17, 1758. + 

1205 Gaius Pomeroy, b. July 11, 1760. + 

1206 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Oct. 16, 1762; d. May 31, 1763. 

1207 Mary Pomeroy, b. April 16, 1764. + 

1208 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Oct. 31, 1766; d. 1767. 

1209 Julius Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1769; he was slain in the battle with 
French and Indians in Ohio at the time of Gen. St. Clair's de- 
feat, Nov. 4, 1791. 

1210 Sarah Pomeroy, b. May 3, 1773 : m. Oct. 28, 1792, Stephen Ash- 
ley; she d. 1802. 

1211 Nancy Pomeroy, b. Oct. 11, 1776; m. Dec. 8, 1795, James Hig- 
gins. 

1212 Spencer Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1781; settled in Manlius, N. Y. 

1213 Charlotte Pomeroy, b. 1783. + 

1214 Clarissa Pomeroy, b. July 3, 1785, Northampton. 

Pliny Pomeroy's first enlistment was as private in Jonathan Allen's com- 
pany, April 27, 1775; he enlisted in Capt. Jonathan Wale's company, Dec. 20. 
1776; also, Capt. Oliver Lyman's company, April 8, 1779; also, in Capt. Whip- 
ple's company, July 17, 1780. He and others of Northampton left camp Jan. 1, 
1780, under the impression that their time was up, and on Oct. 17, 1780, they 
were reported as deserters by their captain. Later they returned to the army, 
a resolve having been passed on June 15, 1780, remitting the penalties for unin- 
tentional desertion if the soldiers returned to duty. They again left the service 
without permission, but the charge of desertion was an unjust one, and arose 
from a misconstruction (or malice) on the part of their officers as to the addi- 
tional time they -were, required to serve; their wages were allowed and made up 
for the three years of service by authority of Resolve of April 20, 1781. He 
enlisted again on May 6, 1782, in Capt. Ebenezer Strong's company, and again 
with Major Allen, for which there is no date. 

364 MAJOR DANIEL POMEROY, (Daniel, Ebene::er, Medad, Elt- 
weed), h. Northampton, Nov. 3, 1737; m. (1) Sybil Kent of 
Suffield, Conn., b. 1741, d. Oct. 12, 1788; m. (2) Jan. 31, 1789, 
at Westfield, Mary (Clapp) Emerson, dau. of Ezra Clapp, of 
Westfield, Mass., (widow of Elihu Emerson) ; he inherited from 
his father, Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy, (slain in the battle of Lake 
George), the "Red Tavern" in Northampton, originally Hon. 



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Ebenezer Pomeroy's dwelling and farm-house. After Major Pome- 
roy's decease his widow continued the business, and maintained 
the celebrity of the tavern. The site of the Red Tavern is now 
occupied by a Catholic church. He d. May 3, 1808, Northampton. 
6th gen. Children: 

1215 Sophia Pomeroy, bp. May 12, 1765. + , 

1216 Ralph Moseley Pomeroy, b. Feb. 22, 1767. + 

1217 Ruth Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 12, 1769; m. Sept. 12, 1793, Eli Bush, 
of Pittsfield. 

1218 Daniel Pomeroy, bp. Oct. 13, 1771. + 

1219 Sibyl Pomeroy, b. Jan. 2, 1774; m. Oliver Pomeroy (816) son 
of Heman and Esther (Lyman) Pomeroy; she d. at Buffalo, N. Y. 

1220 Lucy Pomeroy, b. 1783; d. Dec. 4, 1792. 

Daniel Pomeroy was a mill owner and at times controlled valuable mill 
privileges. In 1742, and for a number of years, there was a bitter controversy 
concerning mill privileges, and the owner of the upper mill brought suit against 
the town of Northampton, and by mutual consent the question about the height 
of the dam was referred to arbitrators in 1786. Five years elapsed before the 
question was_again opened, and then the tow^n complained that the mill was not 
kept in proper condition. In the meantime a change of proprietors had taken 
place, and in 1791, Capt. Daniel Pomeroy and Moses and Enos Kingsley built 
an entirely new dam, put in a new water-wheel, and new grinding and bolting 
machinery. When the new dam was completed, the selectmen and proprietors 
of the mill placed an iron bar in the rock, thirty-six feet above it, by which to 
mark the height of the dam. This ended the controversy. — Trumbull's History 
■of Northampton. 

In 1778-9 difficulty was met by the county of Hampshire in raising the quota 
required for service in the war, and Capt. Daniel Pomeroy became active and 
successful in filling the ranks, and in June, 1778, a requisition for 199 men was 
filled. One company under Capt. Daniel Pomeroy, from Northampton and 
vicinity, went to Albany for service. Their names are not mentioned, but they 
joined the division under Gen. Stark. In May the selectmen paid the town 
treasurer £153, part of the bounty money raised under the tax of £1300. Of 
this sum £90 was paid to Daniel Pomeroy. In 1780 the last call for three- 
years' men to serve in the Revolution was not promptly raised, the quota for 
Northampton being nine, and the General Court ordered the delinquent classes 
to be assessed £518 125 8d, the average cost of raising a man. Major Daniel 
Pomeroy was chairman of class No. 5, his territory embracing part of Main and 
Elm streets. 

365 ABIGAIL POMEROY, (Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 19, 1739, at Northampton, Mass.; m. Dec. 22, 1763, Enos 
Kingsley, b. 1740, at Southampton, Mass., d. 1821, at Northamp- 
ton; she d. there 1821. 

6th gen. Children, h. at Northampton: 

1221 Lucretia Kingsley, b. 1764; m. in 1789, Levi Lyman, b. Jan. 
30, 1763, son of William and Jemima Lyman. Cashier of the 
Hampshire County Bank; chairman of the Northampton Board 
of Selectmen; chairman of the County Commissioners; Registrar 
of Deeds, 1796 to 1811 and from 1821 to his death. + 

1222 Abigail Kingsley, b. 1766; m. in 1791, Joseph Hunt Breck. + 

1223 Esther Kingsley, b. 1768; m. in 1790, Joseph Parsons. 

1224 Enos Kingsley, b 1770. 

1225 Asenath Kingsley, b. 1772; m. Nov. 15, 1796, Jacob Wicker, b. 



Feb. 20, 1773, Hardwick, Mass., d. Sept. 15, 1844, Lockport, N. 
Y. ; (Jacob Wicker, 1st, his grandfather, was a soldier of the 
Revolution) ; she d. there May 18, 1856. + 
1226 Sarah Kingsley, b, 1775; m. in 1800, Seth Pomeroy, (965) son 
of Quartus and Rachel Pomeroy, b. June 30, 1777; she d. Aug. 
10, 1831. 
_1227 Rachel Kingsley, b. 1777; m, in 1804, Levi Field. 

1228 Jemima Kingsley, b. 1780; m. 1798, Isaac Gore. 

1229 Ann Kingsley, b. 1782; m. in 1807, Theodore Parsons. 

1230 Sophia Kingsley, b. 1784; m, 1818, Theodore Parsons, (who had 
previously m. her sister Ann). 

yth gen. Children of Lucretia and Levi Lyman, (1221): 

1231 Robert Lyman, b. April 5, 1790; d. Oct. 10, 1820. Lieut, in U. 
S. Navy. 

1232 William W. C. Lyman, b. March 10, 1792; d. near New Orleans. 

1233 Charles Lyman, d. in Georgia, ae. 25. 

1234 Clarissa Lyman; m. Oct, 30, 1821, William Richards, missionary 
to Sandwich Islands 20 years; returned and d. at New Haven, 
Conn., 1861; she d. June 10, 1794. 

1235 Lucretia Lyman, b. Sept. 1, 1795; d. March 31, 1807. 

1236 Elizabeth Lyman ; m. Aug. 19, 1799, George A. Clark of North- 
ampton; d. 1852. 

1237 John Lyman, b. July 31, 1801; d. Oct. 4, 1802. 

Child of Abigail and Joseph H. Break, (1222): 

1238 R.\chel Breck. b. June 6, 1792; m. Jan. 20, 1819, George Hooker, 
M. D., b. March 17, 1793, son of John Hooker and Sarah Dwight; 
Yale, 1814. 

Children of Asenath and Jacob Wicker, (122^): 

1239 William Wicker, b. Jan. 2, 1799; m. July 5, 1821, Orilla Bying- 
ton ; d. Sept. 29, 1873. 

1240 Sally Wicker, b. Feb. 28, 1802. 

1241 Maria Wicker, b. May 12, 1804; m. April 29, 1827, John Dean 
Perigo; d. May 7, 1878. 

1242 George Fr-\nklin Wicker, b. Feb. 1. 1800; m. March 6, 1821, 
Jerusha Smith; d. Dec. 3, 1837. 

1243 Lawrence S. Wicker, b. Jan. 6, 1806; m. Sept. 28, 1829, Eliza 
M. Thompson ; d. June 28, 1847. 

1244 Asenath Wicker, b. Nov. 23, 1808; m. June 15, 1829, Isaac 
Hitchcock Perigo, of Middlebury, Vt., b. Sept. 10, 1807, Fort 
Ticonderoga, N. Y., d. Oct. 25, 1875, Lockport, N. Y. ; she d. 
Sept. 1, 1872, Hudson, 111. All of these Wicker children were b. 
at Northampton, Mass. + 

8th gen. Children of Asenath and Isaac H. Perigo, (1244): 

1245 Julia Maria Perigo, b. March 8, 1830; m. Albert H. South- 
worth; d. Aug. 30, 1888. 

1246 John Dean Perigo, b. Sept. 21, 1832; d. March 22, 1834. 

1247 John Franklin Perigo, b. Jan. 25, 1835; d. April 8, 1842. 



1248 Charles Herbert Perigo. b. Oct. 1, 1841; m. May 3, 1864, Min- 
nie Crompton; d. Jan. 31, 1907. 

1249 George Woodruff Perigo, b. Sept.' 18, 1843; m. Nov. 27, 1866, 
Emma Birdsall; d. Feb. 4, 1892. 

1250 Emily Asenath Perigo, b. Jan. 15, 1836, at Gouverneur, N. Y. ; 
m. Jan. 6, 1856, Alonzo John Van Duzee, b. Jan. 6, 1834, Gou- 
verneur; she d. April 7, 1865, Dubuque, Iowa. + 

pth gen. Child of Emily A. and Alonzo Van Duzee, (1250): 

1251 Mary Asenath Van Duzee, b. Dec. 3, 1860, Dubuque, Iowa; m. 
Sept. 29, 1887, Isaac Storer Bigelow, M.D., b. Jan. 27, 1858, son 

\ of Israel Storer Bigelow and Margaret Bughman of Adams- 

] . burg. Pa. + 

loth gen. Child of Mary A. and Dr. Isaac S. Bigelow, (1251): 

1252 Emily Bigelow, b. April 29, 1890, Dubuque, Iowa. Res., Du- 
buque. 

367 TIMOTHY POMEROY, {Daniel, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
April 16, 1742, Northampton; m. Tune 8, 1766, Ann Ashley, b. 
1747, Westfield, IMass., d. Aug. 9, 1831, Marcellus, N. Y., dau. 
of Ebenezer Ashley and Thankful Parsons; he d. Nov. 8, 1802. 
Ke was a soldier of the Revolution, corporal of Capt. John Kirk- 
land's company. Col, Ruggles Woodbridge's regt. ; engaged Aug. 
16, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service 3 mos., 22 days, in- 
cluding 8 days (160 miles) travel home; regiment raised to rein- 
force Continental Army at the Northward. 
6th gen. Children: 

1253 Rev. Francis Pomeroy, b. June 7, 1767. + 

1254 Timothy Pomeroy, b. Nov. 13, 1768; settled in Canada. 

1255 Ellen Ashley Pomeroy, b. May 26, 1771; d. May 13, 1792. 
\ 1256 Anna Pomeroy, bp. Feb. 14, 1773. + 

^ 1257 Oliver Pomeroy, b. July 23, 1775; m. Miss Lusk of Westmin- 

ster, Vt. 

1258 Susannah Pomeroy, b. 1777. + 

1259 Thankful Pomeroy, b. April 25, 1779. + 

1260 Louisa Pomeroy, b. Aug. 12, 1781 ; d. Oct. 20, 1860. 

369 JERUSHA pomeroy, {Daniel, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
March 7, 1746, Northampton; m. Oct. 13, 1767, Capt. Adnah 
Sackett of Westfield, Mass., b. Dec 5, 1745, d. April 28, 1813, 
W^estfield, son of Isaac Sackett and Elizabeth Shepard; he was 
First-Lieut, of 7th company, 3d Hampshire regt., (Lt.-Col. John 
Moseley), engaging April 26, 1776; his name appears among a 
list of officers chosen at that time; he kept the Inn at Westfield; 
Jerusha d. Dec. 10, 1789; he m. (2) Oct. 13, 1790, Mary Bush, 
who d. April 20, 1791; he m. (3) Mrs. Dorothy Fernard, Aug. 
14, 1791, of Southwick, Mass. 

A warrant dated Feb. 21, 1777, signed by Henry Gardner, Treas. 

"of the State of Mass. Bay, orders Adnah Sackett, as constable or 

collector of Westfield to collect taxes to the amount of i239 18s 



225 3FtftI| ®f nrraJtnn - iH^baJn 

before the 1st of the following May. He owned a large farm, and 
took horses to Hartford and sold them. The Park Square in West- 
field is now the ground w^here he kept his Green Inn, the location 
having, previous to his filling it up, been a frog-pond. His grand- 
children called him Captain, and it is probable that he was in the 
Revolution in later campaigns than that of the spring of 1776, when 
he was chosen First Lieutenant. 

6th gen. Children, b. at Westfield, Mass.: 

1261 JERUSHA Sackett, b. May 27, 1769; m. Abel Avery of "The 
Farms," in the northern part of Westfield, iMass. 

1262 John Sackett, b. June 27, 1771; m. Oct. 23, 1793, Lucinda 
Moseley, dau. of Israel Moseley* and Abigail Chapin; she d. 
April 23, 1855; he d. Dec. 10, 1851. Israel Moseley gr. Yale, 
1766; served in the Revolution, in 7th company, 3d Hampshire 
county regt., 1777. He was a double first cousin of Rachel Mose- 
ley who m. Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy. + 

1263 Charlotte Sackett, b. May 27, 1773; m. a Mr. Browning. Re- 
sided at Whitestone, near Utica, N. Y. 

1264 Isaac Sackett, b. 1777; d. 1797. 

1265 George Sackett. 

1266 Israel Sackett. 

1267 Olive Sackett, m. David Ives of Southwick, ^Mass. + 

1268 Lydia Sackett, m. Walter Bush. 

yth gen. Children of John and Lucinda Sackett, (1262): 

1269 Eliza Sackett, b. Aug. 25, 1794; m. Dec. 15, 1816, Homer Pres- 
ton, son of Capt. John Preston and Eunice Moody. Besides his 
father. Homer Preston had two other patriotic ancestors, Lieut. 
John Preston of Granby, a soldier of the Revolution, and John 
Preston of Hadley, ]\Iass., who served through King Phihp's War 
and was present at the "Swamp Fight." Homer Preston was an 
architect, and a contractor and builder. He constructed several 
churches including two in BrookhTi, N. Y., and superintended 
the building of the Rapelyea Mansion in that city. Of their six 
children, Janette Preston, b. June 15, 1826, m. Dec. 31, 1843, Par- 
don Waterman Kenyon, son of David Kenyon and Hannah Ken- 
yon, both lineal descendants of John Kenyon, freeholder of 
Kingston, R. I., 1687. Miss Amy C. Kenyon of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
was the first born of their nine children. She has furnished the 
data for the family of Jerusha Pomeroy Sackett. Eliza Sackett 
d. April 27, 1864. 



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'Israel Moseley was graduated from Yale, 1766; in the Revolution, he served 
in the 7th company, 3d Hampshire county raiment, 1777. He was a double 1st 
cousin once removed of Rachel ^Moseley who married Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy. 
Lieut. John Moseley, one of the "Foundation Men" of the First Church in West- 
field, was ancestor of both Israel and Rachel Moseley, as were Quartermaster 
George Colton, Lieut. Thomas Cooper of Springfield, and Major Benjamin New- 
berry of Connecticut. They all took part in King Philip's war, and Lieut. 
Cooper was slain in the attack on Springfield in 1775. Major Newberry was m 
command of all the Connecticut troops. 



1270 Adnah Sackett, b. Oct. 6, 1796; m. March 5 1818 Ann Short 
who d. June 1, 1823; he m. (2) May 2 1824. Ehza Hubbard 
Adams, who d. Aug. 14, 1847; he m. (3) June ^'lS4b Miranda 
Keach, who d. Oct 10, 1855; he m. (4) May 20, 18.6, Nancy 
Blake Parks. He was engaged in the manufacture of jewelry, 
using improved machinery. He was a Democrat and the nom- 
inee of his party for the office of Mayor of Providence R. i., 
and Governor of Rhode Island. He filled many responsible pub- 
lic offices, and was successful in business. ^^ ^^^^ _. , , 

1271 Isaac Sackett, b. Nov. 20, 1798; m. Dec. 29, 1822. Mary John- 
son, dau. of John Johnson and Mary Lyon; she d 1869; he m 
(2) 1872, Mrs. Ella (Gage) Taylor, dau. of John Gage and 
Bethania Randall. He was a manufacturer and dealer in furni- 
ture, in Providence, R. I., and Brooklyn, N. Y., the firm "ame 
being Sackett & Branch. It is notable that his third child George 
H. Sackett, was fifty years old when his youngest, Pomeroy 

Sackett, was bom. ^^ ,o^i j t i -3 ^<i^o 

1272 John Pomeroy Sackett, b. Jan. 30, 1801 ; d^ July 3, 182 

1273 Jefferson Moseley Sackett, b. Aug. 21, 1803; d- July 31, 1804. 

1274 Abigail H. Sackett, b. March 14, 1806; m. m 1830, Charles J. 
Cleveland; she d. March 20. 1850. .^.^ ,, 

1275 Israel Sackett, b. ^larch 30. 1809; m. March 20 1832, Margaret 
Jane Allen, b. 1812, d. 1886, dau. of David Allen and Susan 
Little. He was engaged in the printing business; published the 
Schenectady and Saratoga Standard, 1832-1833. 

1276 LuciNDA Sackett, b. Nov. 25, 1811 ; m. Feb. 28, 1833 Thomas Hale 
Parker, b. 1808, d. 1851, son of Amos Parker and Annie Steb- 
bins Hale. 

Child of Olive and David Ives, (1267): 

1277 David Ives. 

370 WILLIAM POMEROY, {Daniel, Ehcnezer, Medad, Eltweed) 
b. May 8, 1750, Northampton; m. 1777, Eleanor Root, b. Oct. ,51, 
1755, dau. of Joseph Root; he d. March -8, 1807; she m. (2) 
1809, Dea. William Colton, of Long Meadow, Mass. 
6th gen. Children: 

1278 Nancy Pomeroy, b. July 11, 1780. + 

1279 Eleanor Pomeroy, b. Oct. 6, 1782; d. June 12, 1799. 

1280 Child, b. Sept. 15, 1784; d. soon. 

1281 Henry Pomeroy, bp. March 26, 1786. + 

1282 William Pomeroy, b. Sept. 21, 1788; d. 1828. 

1283 James Pomeroy, b. Nov. 4, 1790, Northampton. -I- 

1284 Col. Thomas Pomeroy, b. Dec. 2, 1792. + 

1285 Louis Pomeroy, b. July 5, 1795 ; d. Aug. 16, 1796. 

1286 Daniel Pomeroy, b. March 28, 1798. + 

371 ELEANOR POMEROY, (Daniel, Ehenezer, ^^'^^/^^^'^J^l^/t^' 
h. Oct. 20, 1752, Northampton, Mass.; m. Aug 12 1771, Noble 
Dewey of Westfield, Mass,, b. June 15, l/o2, d. Dec. 23, 18JU, 



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son of Deacon Israel Dewey and Joanna Noble. Resided at West- 
field, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

1287 Electa Dewey, b. Nov. 16, 1772; m. Jan. 8, 1796, Oliver Bush, 
b. Aug. 13, 1770, at Westfield, son of Zachariah Bush and Mary 
Filley. 

1288 Eunice Dewey, b. 1776 ; unm. ; d. July 8, 1829, Stockbridge, Mass. 
In her will she gave her estate to four sisters, her aged father 
to have support for life out of it. 

1289 LucRETiA Dewey, b. 1779; unm.; d. Sept. 4, 1849, Springfield, 

1290 Mary Dewey, b. July 25, 1785; m. about 1802, Seth Judson of 
Woodbridge, Conn., b. about 1780, d. 1855; she d. June 3, 1858. 

1291 Eleanor Dewey, b. 1787; unm.; d. March 25, 1834; she willed 
$1,500 to her cousin, Mrs. Nancy Bates, and the remainder of 
her property to her nieces and nephews, the Jewett children. 

1292 Son Dewey, b. Nov., 1788; d. April 22, 1789. 

1293 George Dewey, b. 1790; m. Sept. 10, 1815, Sabra Johnson, dau. of 
Azariah Johnson ; she d. March 8, _ 1852. On Aug. 25, 1863, 
Sarah E. Upson was appointed administratrix of his estate. Mer- 
chant at Springfield, Mass. 

1294 Lucy Dewey, b. 1793; m. Dec. 1, 1812, at Northampton, Enoch 
Jewett, b. Feb. 28, 1791, Northampton, d. Sept. 15. 1872,^ son of 
Timothy Jewett and wife Elizabeth Phelps; she d. April 5, 1869, 
at Brecksville, Ohio. He was a wood turner and farmer. Re- 
sided at Brecksville, Ohio. + 

;rth gen. Children of Lucy and Enoch Jewett, b. Northampton, 
(1294): 

1295 Henry Jewett, b. Aug. 5, 1814; m. Oct. 9, 1837, Mary French, 
b. May 24, 1816, d. Feb. 23, 1875, Grand Rapfds, Mich., dau. of 
Jabez French and wife Lucinda Walton; he d. Aug. 30, 1886, at 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 

1296 Isabella Griswold Jewett, b. Dec. 29, 1819; d. Nov. 27, 1888, 
at Westhampton, Mass. 

1297 Francis Jewett, b. Aug. 17, 1822; d. Oct. 14, 1840. 

1298 Albert Gallatin Jewett, b. May 24, 1825; m. Jan. 29, 1850, 
Valeria Augusta Loud, b. Nov. 29, 1829, Westhampton, d. there 
Nov. 29, 1903, dau. of Capt. Francis Loud and wife Paulina 
Parsons. Carpenter and joiner. Res., Northampton, Mass. 

1299 Edward Jewett, b. Jan. 2, 1828; m. about 1856, Sarah Ward; 
he d. March 18, 1899, at Milwaukee, Wis. 

Three Jewett children d. in infancy. 

403 ELIZABETH POMEROY, {Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Feb. 20, 1720, Suffield, Conn.; m. Sept. 14, 1743, Samuel Norton, 
b. Oct. 26, 1718, d. May 14, 1757, Suffield, Conn., son of Free- 
grace Norton, (George, George), and Sarah Martin; she d. June 
28, 1813, New Marlborough, Mass. 



(S^nralog^ of tit? Pn mgrog Jamtig 22B 

6th gen. Children, all b. New Marlborough, Mass.: 

1300 Eunice Norton, b. Aug. 20, 1746; m. Jonas King; she d. in 
Chatham, N. Y. + 

1301 Samuel Norton, b. Tune 3, 1748; m. Feb. 27, 1772, Ehzabeth 
Taylor, b. 1752, d. 1811; he d. April 20, 1827. + 

1302 Sarah Norton, b. July 25, 1750; ra. Asa Harmon. 4- 

1303 Seth Norton, b. April 1, 1753; m. Mary Blackmer, who d. Sept. 

2, 1785; he m. (2) Candace , who d. July 31, 1790; he d. 

June 15, 1834. + 

1304 Phineas Pomeroy Norton, b. June 18, 1757; m. Eunice Sheldon, 
who d. March 2, 1824; he d. Feb. 3, 1844. + 

yth gen. Children of Eunice and Jonas King, (1300): 

1305 Candace King, b. 1766. 

1306 Amos King, b. 1769. 

1307 Jehiel King, b. 1773, d. soon. 

1308 Jehiel King, b. 1774. 

1309 Reuben King, b. 1776. 

1310 Moses King, b. 1779. 

1311 Eunice King, b. March 11, 1782. 

1312 Betsey King, b. 1785. 

1313 Luther King, b. 1790. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Norton, (1301): 

1314 Samuel Norton, b. 1772; d. 1845. 

1315 Isaac Norton, b. 1774; d. 1857. 

1316 Elisha Norton, b. 1776; d. 1794. 

1317 Elizabeth Norton, b. 1777; d. 1818. ! 

1318 AvicE Norton, b. 1781 ; d. 1855. 

1319 Harvey Norton, b. 1785; d. 1857. 

1320 Joel Norton, b. May 18, 1787; d. June 30. 1841. 

1321 David Norton, b. May 3, 1791 ; d. Jan. 2, 1860. 

1322 Mark Norton, b. April 4, 1792; d. Oct. 13, 1865. 

Children of Sarah and Asa Harmon, (1302): 

1323 Deacon Luke Harmon. Also, three daughters whose names arc 
not ascertained. 

Children of Seth and Mary Norton, (1303): 

1324 Seth Norton, d. soon. 

1325 Seth Norton, Jr. 

Children of Phineas P. and Eunice Norton, (1304): 

1326 Ruth Norton, b. 1777. 

1327 Daniel Norton, b. 1780. 

1328 Belinda Norton, b. 1786; m. Warren N. Adams. 

1329 Eunice Norton, b. 1790. 

404 HANNAH POMEROY, {Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
June 6, 1721, Suffield, Conn.; m. Dec. 20, 1739, Jacob Austin, b. 
1705, d. Aug. 28, 1773, at Suffield. 



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6th gen. Children: 

1330 Jacob Austin, b. April 12, 1740. 

1331 Elias Austin, b. Nov. 22, 1741. 

1332 Elijah Austin, b. Feb. 28, 1744. 

1333 Hannah Austin, b. March 1, 1747. 

1334 Phinehas Austin, b. March 1, 1747; (twin with Hannah). 

1335 Abia Austin, b. Oct. 10, 1749. 

405 EXPERIENCE POMEROY, {Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. June 19, 1723, Suffield, Conn.; m. May 12, 1744, Capt. Huet 
Root, b. Julv 6, 1724, Westfield, Mass., d. 1788, Great Barrington, 
Mass. ; will dated Feb. 8, 1788, proved April 3, 1788 ; she d. June 
18, 1777. Res., Great Barrington. 
6th gen. Children: 

1336 Daniel Root, b. Dec. 20, 1744 ; d. in infancy. 

1337 Th.\nkful Root, b. Jan. 20, 1746; m. Cornelius Hull. 

1338 James Root, b. Aug. 25, 1747; m. Nannie Rob, who d. after 1772; 
he m. (2) Widow Olds, sister to his 1st wife, by whom he had a num- 
ber of children who settled in Ohio. + 

1339 Experience Root, b. Jan. 14, 1749; d. in infancy. 

1340 John Root, bp. Aug. 4, 1754. 

1341 Mercy Root, bp. May 8, 1755. 

1342 Elijah Root, bp. June 6, 1756. 

1343 Huet Root, bp. Nov. 6, 1763. 

1344 Rhoda Root, b. about 1765. 

1345 Lydia Root, bp. April 3, 1768; m. 1789, William Picksley, Jr. 

ph gen. Children of James and Nannie Root, (1338): 
1338.1 William Root. 1338.2 Stephen Root. 

1338.3 Elihu Root, b. 1772, Great Barrington, Mass. He went with his 
brother William to the town of Vernon, Herkimer County, (now 
Oneida County), N. Y. There, in 1797, they bought adjoining farms 
from lands formerly belonging to the Oneida Indians, and sold in 
that year by the State. In 1798 Elihu sold to Thomas Ives the land 
in G'reat Barrington bequeathed to him by his grandfather, Huet 
Root. On March 1, 1800, he m. Achsa Pomeroy. (See 1638.) 

406 JERUSHA pomeroy, {Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Aug. 14, 1725, Suffield, Conn. ; m. Nov. 17, 1753, Ebenezer Selden, 
(Ebenezer, Thomas, Thomas), b. May 17, 1720, Hadley, Mass.; he 
m. (2) Jan. 3, 1769, Alary Olcott; he m. (3) Jan. 23, 1787, Mrs. 
Mary Ellis Alack, widow of Col. David Mack; removed to Aliddle- 
field, Mass. ; d. May 18, 1807 ; Jerusha Pomeroy Selden d. about 1767. 
Settled at Agawam, Mass., 1754. 
6th gen. Child: 

1345.1 Jerusha Selden, b. Sept. 19, 1756, West Springfield, Mass.; m. 
Jan. 12, 1775, Jehiel Hamlin, b. Oct. 2, 1751, Sharon, Conn., d. 
April 26, 1840, son of Isaac Hamlin and Mary Gibbs. At the time 
of his marriage he was called of Kinderhook, N. Y. ; his homestead 



at West Springfield is owned by his grand-daughter, Mrs. Jane 
Allen ; Jerusha d. June 14, 1843, West Springfield. + 

yth gen. Children of Jerusha and Jehiel Hamlin, (1345.1), bp. 

Agawam: 

1345.2 Betsey Hamlin, b. Dec. 30, 1775 ; d. Dec. 12, 1848 ; unm. 

1345.3 Ebenezer S. Hamlin, b. April 9, 1778; m. March 15, 1801, West 
Springfield, Sophia Dewey, b. Sept. 14, 1782; removed to West 
Bloomfield, where he d. Jan. 9, 1831. Their children, (8th gen.) 
were: Herman, James Dewey, Betsey Pomeroy, Caroline Sophia, 
Samuel Selden, John Ebenezer. 

1345.4 Jerusha Hamlin, b. March 16, 1780; m. May 22, 1803, Kelsey 
Day, b. Sept. 12, 1776, West Springfield, d. there May 15, 1843; she 
d. Oct. 8, 1857, West Springfield. Their children, (8th gen.) were: 
Lydia K., Eliza, Asher Hamlin, Laura Ann, Ebenezer Selden, Loren. 

1345.5 Electa Hamlin, b. April 26, 1782 ; d. Nov. 12, 1785. 

1345.6 Asher Pomeroy Hamlin, b. June 8, 1784; d. Aug. 11, 1858; unm. 

1345.7 Electa Hamlin, b. March 22, 1787; m. Nov. 10, 1810, Heber 
Miller, b. March 16, 1782,, d. 1872^ West Springfield; she d. Jan. 
29, 1875. Their children (8th gen.) were: Deha Anne, Lucy Leonard, 
Caroline Morley, Julia, Jerusha Pomeroy. 

1345.8 Jesse Hamlin, b. April 27, 1791 ; m. and resided at Rockford, 111. ; 
d. there April, 1875. Two children. 

1345.9 Lester Hamlin, b. June 14, 1797; m. Jan. 31, 1822, Lucy Hubbard, 
b. Feb. 5, 1796, Haddam, Conn., d. Jan. 18, 1884; he d. May 13, 
1875, Agawam. He inherited the homestead at West Springfield, 
which his dau. Jane Allen now owns. Their children (8th gen.) 
were Jane Allen, Frances Elizabeth, Ebenezer Pomeroy. 

407 MED AD POMEROY, {Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltzveed), b. 
Dec 17, 1730, Suffield; m. (1) Aug. 18, 1757, Eunice Southwell, 
d. April 6, 1760; m. (2) July 8, 1761, Phebe Kent, b. Nov. 12, 
1735, d. Jan. 25, 1762; m. (3) Dec. 4, 1764, Mary Willcocks, who 
d. July 7, 1821, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerusha 
Spring, in Granby, Conn, ; his first two wives d. in Suffield, and 
he built a stone wall around the West Suffield cemetery in 1774. 
In 1780 he removed to Northampton. He was a soldier of the 
French and Indian wars and in the Revolution from Connecticut. 
He d. 1801. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Suffield except Rufus and Anne, b. in 

Northampton: 

1346 Medad Pomeroy, b. Oct. 18, 1758. + 

1347 Eunice Pomeroy, b. March 26, 1760; m. Libeus Stannard, b. 
Dec. 7, 1756, son of John Stannard and Hannah Hanchett; she d. 
1833. 

Child by 2d zvife: 

1348 Phebus Pomeroy, b. Jan. 6, 1762. + 

Children by 3d wife: 

1349 Sylvanus Pomeroy, b. June 3, 1765. + 



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1350 David Pomeroy, b. March 28, 1767. + 

1351 Aaron Pomeroy, b. March 11. 1769; drowned in 1785. 

1352 Mary Pomeroy, b. April 4, 1771 ; m. July 5, 1792, Freeman Tay- 
lor of Northampton, jMass. 

1353 Moses Pomeroy, b. Oct. 2, 1773. + 

1354 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Feb. 5, 1776. + 

1355 Hannah Pomeroy, b. 1778; d. Sept. 11, 1864, Granby, Conn.; 
, unm. 

1356 RuFus Pomeroy, b. Dec. 24, 1780, Northampton. + 

1357 Anne Pomeroy, b. Nov. 10, 1784. + 

408 SETH POMEROY, (Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltzveed), b. Dec. 
14, 1732, Suffield, Conn.; m. Dec. 20, 1755, Clemensa Wadsworth. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Suffield: 

1358 Samuel Wadsworth Pomeroy, b. March 27, 1756. 

1359 Seth Pomeroy, b. Oct. 4, 1757. 

1360 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Aug. 7, 1763. + 

1361 Mary Pomeroy, b. Sept. 21, 1769. 

1362 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Jan. 26, 1777. 

1363 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. July 30, 1779. 

409 PHINEHAS POMEROY, (Medad Joseph, Medad, Eltzveed), h. 
April 7, 1738, Suffield, Conn.; m. July 8, 1756, Thankful Smith, 
dau. of Nathan Smith. He served in the French and Indian 
wars while a resident of Suffield, Conn.; removed to New Marl- 
borough, !^Iass., about 1768, to which place he is credited as a 
soldier of the Revolution. He joined Capt. Noah Allen's com- 
pany, Col. Asa Whitcomb's regiment, Nov. 25, 1775, served at 
Ticonderoga and was discharged Oct. 19, 1776; also, Capt. King's 
company. Col. Benjamin Simond's detachment of Berkshire county 
militia, on Dec. 6, 1776, enlistment to expire March 15, 1777; 
also in the same regiment was his son Phinehas, until March 24, 
1777; he again enlisted July 21, 1777, private in Capt. Zenas 
Wheeler's company. Col. John Ashley's Berkshire county regi- 
ment, and was discharged Aug. 15, 1777, service being at Fort 
Edward, New York; also. Sergeant of Capt. Jeremiah Hickok's 
company, Lieut.-Col. Sears's regiment, from Aug. 6, 1781, to 
Nov. 8, 1781 ; this regiment was raised in Berkshire county, to 
serve three months, the roll being indorsed "Col. Elisha Porter's 
Regiment." He d. at West Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 3, 1802. 

6th gen. Children: 

1364 Phinehas Pomeroy, b. Sept. 4, 1757. + 

1365 Pelatiah Pomeroy, b. April 2, 1759. + 

1366 Simeon Pomeroy, b. July 1, 1761. + 

1367 Grove Pomeroy, b. March 13, 1763. + 

1368 Joel Pomeroy, b. Dec. 7, 1764. + 

1369 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Jan. 31, 1769. + 

1370 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Feb. 25, 1771. + 

1371 Oliver Pomeroy, b. March 6, 1773; d. April 2, 1779. 

1372 Mary Pomeroy, b. Feb. 12, 1775; m. Mr. Undecker. 



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1373 Thankful Lucy Pomeroy, b. Sept. 14, 1776; m. Mr. Cheney. 

1374 Warham Pomeroy, b. June 1, 1778; d. young. 

1375 Oliver Pomeroy, b. March 6, 1780. + 

1376 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. March 9, 1783. + 

423 THANKFUL POMEROY, {Joseph, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. July 2i, 1728, in Suffield, Conn.; m. 1749, Capt. Asa Sheldon, 
son of Jonathan and Mary Southwell, b. 1722, d, Nov. 15, 1810; 
they removed from Suffield to New Marlborough, Mass. ; she 
d. Nov. 25, 1813. He served in the war of the Revolution. 
6th gen. Children: 

1377 Capt. Asa Sheldon, b. June 15, 1750; m. Rhoda Catlin, b. March 
6, 1761, d. Nov. 20, 1810; he d. Jan. 24, 1826. Res., New Marl- 
borough, Mass. + 

1378 Eleazer Sheldon, b. 1752; m. in 1782, Asenath Butler, b. Oct. 
6, 1758, d. Jan. 16, 1839; he d. May 11, 1806. Resided in New 
Marlborough, Mass. + 

1379 Thankful Sheldon, b. 1754; d. 1772. 

1380 Dorcas Sheldon, b. 1756; m. Jehiel Harmon, b. 1754. d. Aug. 11, 
1822; she d. Feb. 11, 1852. Resided in Kingsville, Ohio. + 

1381 Tryphena Sheldon, b. 1758; m. 1790, Amos Chapin, Sr., (his 

second wife), b. 1752, d. Nov. 15, 1832; she d Resided in 

New Marlborough. + 

1382 Eunice Sheldon, b. Mav 26, 1761; m. Nov. 25, 1776, Phineas 
Norton, b. Jan. 25, 1757, d. Feb. 23, 1844; she d. March 2, 1824. + 

1383 Ebenezer Sheldon, b. Sept. 6, 1768; m. Feb. 25, 1794, Anna 
Harmon, b. Oct. 20, 1770, d. April 20, 1847; he d. April 27, 
1858. + 

1384 Thankful Sheldon, b. 1770; m. Luther Wright. Resided in 
Pompey, N. Y. + 

yth gen. Children of Capt. Asa and Rhoda Sheldon, (13^/): 

1385 Harriet Sheldon, b. Dec. 24, 1791; m. Reuben Harmon, b. 1788; 
she d. June, 1849, Res., Kingsville, Ohio. 

1386 Harry Sheldon, b. Feb. 10, 1795; m. Lvdia Manley, b. in 1800, 
d. Dec. 20, 1865; he d. Nov. 27, 1864. Resided in Azatlan, Wis. 

1387 Fanny Sheldon, b. Feb. 10, 1796; m. Dec. 23, 1836, Urbane 
Parsons, b. Dec. 20, 1801. Resided in Marshall, Wis. 

1388 Thankful Sheldon, b. May 15, 1798; d. May 29, 1801. 

1389 Norman Sheldon, b. May 1, 1800; m. July 7, 1834, Elizabeth 
Curtis, b. Oct. 1, 1810, d. June 1, 1886; he d. Aug. 15, 1855. Re- 
sided in Perry, N. Y. 

1390 Asa Catlin Sheldon, b. Feb, 22, 1803; m. June 17, 1830, Eunice 
Fargo, b. June 25, 1801, d. Nov. 1, 1874; he d. March 28, 1881. 
Resided in Dixon, 111. 

Children of Eleazer and Asenath Sheldon, (1378): 

1391 Joseph Pomeroy Sheldon, b. April 27, 1783; m. Dec. 15, 1807, 
Sally Sheldon, (dau. of Seth), b. Sept. 22, 1786, d. Aug. 13, 1854; 
he d. Oct. 29, 1862. Resided in New Marlborough, and Mt. Mor- 
ris, N. Y. 



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1392 Rebecca Sheldon, b. Jan. 3, 1785; m. July 22, 1805, Amos 
Chapin, Jr., b. May 5, 1782, d. April 11, 1872; she d. Dec. 24, 
1879; 15 children. Resided in Lenox, Ohio. 

1393 Nathan Sheldon, b. Oct. 23, 1786; m. 1823, Anna Lyman, b. 
May 18, 1797, d. May 8, 1878; he d. Jan. 16, 1852; 5 children. 
Resided in New Marlborough. 

1394 Oren Sheldon, b. June 5, 1788; m. 1810, Sally Taylor, b. Feb. 
10, 1792, d. Nov. 16, 1876; he d. April 1, 1868; 9 children. Re- 
sided in Moscow, N. Y. 

1395 RoxANNA Sheldon, b. June 29, 1790; m. Dec. 31, 1811, Luke 
Harmon, b. Nov. 2, 1785, d. Sept. 8, 1862; she d. Alarch 13, 1881; 
3 children. Resided in New Jvlarlborough. 

1396 Eleazer Sheldon, b. May 15, 1792; m. April 15, 1819, Laura 
Austin, b. April 9, 1788, d. March 21, 1884; he d. Feb. 2, 1878; 
3 children. Resided, Perry, N. Y, + 

1397 Horace Sheldon, b. Sept. 13, 1794; m. Aug. 23, 1816, Philena 
Ward, b. Jan 10, 1797, d. Oct. 24, 1878; he d. Jan. 6, 1874; 7 
children. Resided in Perry, N. Y. 

1398 Asenath Sheldon, b. July 28, 1796; m. March 1, 1815, Rufus 
Clark, b. June 19, 1789, d. Nov. 6, 1848; she d. Dec. 17, 1881; 5 
children. Resided in Deerfield. 

1399 Merrick Sheldon, b. Dec. 17, 1798; m. 1827, Mary Sheldon 
(dau. of John), b. June 1, 1801, d. Dec. 21, 1870; he d. May 12, 
1855; 2 children. Resided in New Marlborough, Mass. 

Children of Dorcas and Jehiel Harmon, (i^8o): 

1400 Jehiel HaRxMon, b. 1780 ; m. Experience 

1401 Aaron Harmon, b. July 28, 1781; m. (1) Temperance Fargo; m. 
(2) Abigail Tyler. 

1402 Dorcas Harmon, b. March 15, 1785; m. John Woodruff, b. Aug. 
2, 1784, d. March 29, 1851; she d. Jan. 23, 1873. Resided in 
Wolcott, N. Y. 

1403 Thankful Harmon, b. 1786; m. Edon Riggs. Resided in Canaan, 
Conn. 

1404 Reuben Harmon, b. 1788; m. Harriet Sheldon, b. Dec. 24, 1791, 
d. June, 1849; he d. Feb. 14, 1847. Resided in Kingsville, Ohio. 

1405 Amos Harmon, b. July 25, 1791; m. Mav 23, 1811, Lydia Shaw, 
b. 1793, d. March 26, 1867; he d. Feb. 6, 1872. Resided in Lenox, 
Ohio. 

1406 Hiram Harmon, b. Dec. 11, 1794; m. May 16, 1822, Cynthia 
Manley, b. Dec. 10, 1797, d. Jan. 11, 1884; he d. Feb. 9, 1851. Re- 
sided in Saybrook, Ohio. 

1407 Ada Harmon, b. May 1, 1796; m. 1812, Barnabas Jones, b. March 
11, 1787, d. Dec. 12, 1862; she d. May 11, 1853. Resided in 
Lenox, Ohio. 

Children of Tryphena and Amos Chapin, (ij8i): 

1408 Sheldon Chapin, b. June 15, 1792; m. Althea Huggins. Re- 
sided in Suffield, Ct. 

1409 Tamer Chapin, b. July 20, 1794; m. Jan. 28, 1812, James Austin, 



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b. Jan. 1, 1791, d. Aug. 17, 1864; he d. Dec. 3, 1879. Resided in 
Sheffield, Mass. 

1410 Nattalie Chapin, b. Oct. 1, 1798; d. young. 

1411 Earl Chapin, b. Nov. 19, 1801; d. May, 1812. 

1412 Milton Chapin, b. Dec. 29, 1804; m. Feb. 11, 1839, :Miss Payne; 
he d. Feb. 16, 1842. 

Children of Eunice and Phineas Norton, (1^82): 

1413 Ruth Norton, b. Sept. 4, 1777; d. Sept. 25, 1861; m. Nov. 22, 
1796, Gideon Canfield, b. ]\Iay 14, 1776, d. Feb. 25, 1827. Re- 
sided in New Marlborough. 

1414 Dan Norton, b. June 7, 1780; m. March 28, 1803, Hannah Kurd, 
b. Oct. 11, 1780, d. June 28, 1876; he d. Oct. 11, 1852. Resided 
in New Marlborough. 

1415 Belinda Norton, b. Sept. 1, 1786; m. 1806, Warren Adams, b. 
Oct. 7, 1784. Resided in New Marlborough. 

1416 Eunice Norton, b. March 13, 1790; m. 1805, Benjamin Pettis, 
b. April 11, 1785, d. Oct. 26, 1818; she d. Jan. 1, 1874. 

Children of Ebeneser and Anna Sheldon, (1383): 

1417 Silence Sheldon, b. Dec. 14, 1794; m. Sept. 28, 1815, Thomas 
Woodruff, b. April 28, 1793, d. Sept. 19, 1848; she d. April 28, 
1877. Resided in Illinois. 

1418 JosiAH Sheldon, b. Oct. 12, 1796; m. (1) March 19, 1818, Esther 
Stevens, b. 1799, d. March 10, 1828; m. (2) Feb. 5, 1829, Eliza 
C Wheeler, b. Nov. 2, 1808, d. May 1, 1868; he d. March 20, 
1862. Resided in New Marlborough. 

1419 Isaac Sheldon, b. Aug. 14, 1798; d. March 14, 1812. 

Children of Thankfid and Luther Wright, (1384): 

1420 Dorick Wright, b. Oct. 8, 1797; m. Dec. 5, 1822, Emma White, 
b. April 5, 1801, d. April 5, 1874; he d. May 18, 1843. 

1421 Alveh Wright, b. July 9, 1799; m. 1818, Sally Norton, b. March 
5, 1798, d. 1878; he d. Feb. 21, 1867. Resided in Wales, N. Y. 

1422 Elias W^right, b. July 4, 1801; m. March 4, 1824, Tryphena 
Jones, b. March 28, 1800; he d. Oct. 9, 1867. Resided in New 
Marlborough. 

1423 Eliza Wright, b. July 4, 1801, (twin with Elias) ; m. 1818, 
Nathan Staunton; she d. Dec. 10, 1880. Resided in New Marl- 
borough. 

1424 Sheldon Wright, b. 1804; d. July 10, 1826. 

8th gen. Children of Eleaser and Laura Sheldon, (i3p6): 

1425 Dorliska Elizabeth Sheldon, b. June 13, 1820; her life has 
been a most useful one, the recipients of her Kindly help being 
in various walks of life. Although over 92 her days to devote 
to the pleasure of others continue to add to her serenity; unm. 
Res., (July 1, 1912), Indianapolis, Ind. 

1426 Dr. Edward Austin Sheldon, b. Oct. 4, 1823 ; m. May 16, 1849, 
Frances Ann Bradford Stiles, b. April 9, 1826, d. March 8, 1896; 
she was of descent from Gov. Bradford of the Mayflower. Ed- 
ward Austin Sheldon, A. M., Ph. D., was founder and for nearly 



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forty years principal of the State Normal Training School at 
Oswego. He was the originator of the system of object teach- 
ing. His statue in bronze stands in the rotunda of the state 
capitol at Albany, N. Y., placed there by the children of the State 
of New York. His, children were: Alary Sheldon, who m. Prof. 
Earl Barnes. Frances Elizabeth Sheldon, the first American lady 
to receive certificate of graduation with honors from the Univer- 
sity of Oxford, England; she m. James C. Ailing. Charles Stiles 
Sheldon, in charge of the Department of Science in the Oswego 
State Normal; he m. Helen A- Buck. Anna Bradford Sheldon, 
m. Lewis M. Howe. Laura xAustin Sheldon, m. E. Ray Inman. 
Dr. Edward Austin Sheldon d. Aug. 26, 1897. 

1427 George Kellogg Sheldon, b. Dec. 23, 1827 ; m. Feb. 7, 1861, Mar- 
tha Barber, b. Sept. 12, 1836, d. June 18, 1885; she was a 
descendant of Rev. Thomas Potwin, whose antecedents were 
French Huguenots. Mr. Sheldon d. March 18, 1883. Resided in 
Perr>', N. Y. 

424 SARAH POMEROY, {Joseph, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Aug. 
31, 1831, Suffield; m. May 18, 1751, Gershom Sheldon, son of 
Jonathan, b. 1724, d. Dec. 30, 1791. 

6th gen. Children: 

1428 Isaac Sheldon, b. 1752; m. Mindwell Phelps. Resided in Ru- 
pert, Vt. + 

1429 Ebenezer _ Sheldon, b. 1754; m. (1) Huldah Hanchett; m. (2) 
Love Davis. + 

1430 Festus Sheldon, b. 1756; d. 1785. 

1431 Olive Sheldon, b. 1759; d. 1762. 

1432 Olive Sheldon, b. 1762; m. Phineas Spencer. + 

1433 Sarah Sheldon, b. 1766; m. Elijah Sheldon. + 

1434 Gershom Sheldon, b. 1772; d. 1791. 

ph gen. Children of Isaac and Mindwell Sheldon, (1428): 

1435 Sally Sheldon, b. 1782; m. Samuel Wyman of Millville, N. Y. 

1436 Isaac Sheldon, b. 1784; m. Rebecca Spear. Resided in Rupert, 
Vt. 

1437 Abel Phelps Sheldon, b. 1786. Resided in Chester, N. Y. 

1438 Phebe Sheldon, b. 1788. 

1439 Mary Sheldon, b. 1791 ; m. Thomas Wyman. Resided in St. 
Louis, Mo. 

1440 Enos Sheldon, b. 1794. Resided in Rupert, Vt. 

1441 Phebe Sheldon, b. 1796; m. Isaiah Pool. Resided in Ellisburg, 
N. Y. 

Children of Ebenezer and Hulda Sheldon, (1429): 

1442 Mary Sheldon, b. 1779; m. Ebenezer Harmon. 

1443 Ebenezer Sheldon, b. 1782. Resided in Aurora, Ohio. 

1444 Huldah Sheldon, b. 1785; m. Amzi Atwater. 

1445 Gershom Sheldon, b. 1788; m. Roxanna Russell. 

1446 Seth Sheldon, b. 1791. 



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Children of Ehenezer and (2d iinfe) Love Sheldon, (1429) : 

1447 Festus Sheldon, b. 1794; m. Sarah Spencer. 

1448 Rev. George Sheldon, b. 1797; m. Harmony Jobes. 

Children of Olive and Phineas Spencer, (143^): 

1449 Infant Spencer, b. 1780. 

1450 G. Sheldon Spencer, b. 1782. 

1451 Eli Spencer, b. 1784; d. 1785. 

1452 Olive Spencer, b. 1786; m. Rufus Harmon. 

1453 Betsey Spencer, b. 1787; m. Daniel Kinne of Aurora, Ohio. 

1454 Mary Spencer, b. 1788: m. Jason Wilson of Great Bend. 

1455 Phineas Spencer, b. 1790; d. 1792. 

1456 Love Spencer, b. 1792; m. Edward Russell of FrankHn, N. Y. 

1457 Phineas Spencer, b. 1794; m. Sophronia Ehvell of Lodi, N. Y. 

1458 Nancy Spencer, b. 1796; m. Joseph Fish of Colhns, N. Y. 

1459 Rev. Ichabod Smith Spencer, D.D., b. 1798; m. Hannah Ma- 
goffin. Resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1460 Solon Spencer, b. 1881. Resided in Lodi, N. Y. 

Children of Sarah and Elijah Sheldon, (1433): 

1461 Sarah Sheldon, m. Samuel Dye of Broadalpin, N. Y. 

1462 Thankful Sheldon, m. Samuel Sherman. 

1463 Rachel Sheldon, m. Elijah Hayes. 

1464 Lydia Sheldon, m. Rev. Benjamin Capron. 

1465 Simeon Sheldon, b. 1801; d. 1829; m. 

1466 Olive Sheldon, b. 1804; d. 1836. 

1467 Julia Sheldon, m. Abram Manchester. 

1468 Joseph Sheldon. Resided in Broadalpin, N. Y. 

425 ANNA POMEROY, (Joseph, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Sept. 
25, 1733, at Suffield; m. April 15, 1755, Abraham Curtis; she d. 
Jan. 5, 1775. 

6th gen. Children: 

1469 Frederick Curtis, b. Jan. 18, 1756. 

1470 Josiah Curtis, b. Oct. 29, 1757. 

1471 Eunice Curtis, b. May 4, 1761. 

1472 Abraham Curtis, b. Oct. 7, 1763. 

431 CAPT. ISAAC POMEROY, {Joseph, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Aug. 6, 1745; m. (1) Feb. 11, 1773, Rhoda Sykes, who d. Aug. 
20, 1784; he m. (2) Feb. 1, 1787, Jerusha Strong, who d. Oct. 8, 
1826, at Southampton, Mass.; he d. March 24, 1804. He joined 
the Revolution in response to the Lexington and Concord alarms. 
May 2, 1777, was made Captain of the 3d company or train-band 
in the town of Suffield, in the 1st Connecticut regiment. He was 
Deputy at the General Assembly. 
6th gen. Children by ist wife: 

1473 Rhoda Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1773. + 

1474 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Feb. 24, 1776. + 

1475 Isaac Pomeroy, b. June 17, 1784. + ,.. , 



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Children by 2d wife: 

1476 William Pomeroy, b. Feb. 20, 1789. + 

1477 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. March 14, 1791. + 

433 RALPH POMEROY, {Benjamin, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Dec. 8, 1737; College of New Jersey, A.B., 1758; Dartmouth, 
A.M., 1786; m. Jan. 31, 1770, Mrs. Eunice (Belden) Gardner, b. 
1744, d. Aug. 26, 1816, Hebron, Conn., dau. of Thomas Belden 
and Ruth Wyllys Lord. He was a lawyer of wide renown, and 
Quartermaster-General of Connecticut during the Revolution. 
6th gen. Children: 

1478 Ralph Pomeroy. 1479 George Pomeroy. 

1480 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Nov. 25, 1776. + 

1481 Ann Pomeroy. 

1482 Abigail Pomeroy, b. 1780; m. Jan. 16, 1798, Eli Jones. 

1483 Frederick Pomeroy. 

Copy of the oath of allegiance to the United States, taken by Ralph 
Pomeroy previous to his appointment as Paymaster: 

"I, Ralph Pomeroy, do acknowledge the United States of America to be free, 
independent and sovereign states, and declare that the people thereof owe no 
allegiance to George the Third. King of Great Britain; and I renounce, refute, 
and abjure any Allegiance, or Obedience, to him; and I do swear, that I will to 
the Utmost of my Power, support, maintain, and defend the said United States, 
against the said King George the Third, his heirs and successors, and his and 
their Abettors, Assistants, and Adherents, and will serve the said United States 
in the office of Paymaster to Col. Wyllys' Regiment, which I now hold, with 
Fidelity, according to the best of my Skill and Understanding. So help me, God. 

(Signed) 

"Ralph Pomeroy. 

"West Point, Headquarters, 

"8th day of March, 1778. 
"Personally Appeared, Ralph Pomeroy, Paymaster to Col. Wyllys' Regiment, 
and took the above oath by him subscribed, Before me. 

"Sam'l H. Parsons, B. G." 

' 434 ELEAZER WHEELOCK POMEROY, {Benjamin, Joseph, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), b. Sept. 1, 1739; m. May 8, 1764, Mary Wyllys, 
bp. Nov. 7, 1742, d. at Middletown, Conn., Nov. 14, 1783, dau. 
of Col. George Wyllys (Hezekiah, Samuel) and Elizabeth Whit- 
ing. He was a merchant in Hartford, and d. there about 1784; 
(another authority says he d. in the West Indies, where he had 
estates). 

6th gen. Children: 

1484 Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy, b. 1765. + 

1485 Mary Wyllys Pomeroy, b. Nov. 18, 1767. + 

1486 John Pomeroy. 1487 George Pomeroy. 
1488 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. 1774; d. young, 

436 ABIGAIL POMEROY, {Benjamin, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
May 31, 1744, Hebron, Conn.; m. April 19, 1759, John Gillett, 



of Hebron, b. Jan. 6, 1738, Hebron, d. about 1808, son of John Gil- 
lett, St., (a wealthy and prominent business man) ; gr. Yale, 1758, A. 
M. John Gillett, Jr., was the only son of his father and inherited 
his fortune, but lost it after a short business career. His wife, 
Mrs. Abigail Pomeroy Gillett, then established a school for young 
ladies, which acquired quite a wide and favorable reputation in 
New England; this young ladies' school was established at East 
Windsor, "and many students came from Hartford." Mrs. Gillett 
is described as a "gentlewoman of great beauty, dignity, and state- 
liness of manner." An obituary of the day, referring to her said: 
"The hoary head is a crown of glory if it be found in the way 
of righteousness." She d. Jan. 24, 1835, nearly 92 years of age. 

6th gen. Children: 

1489 Alpheus Gillett, b. Jan., 1760; m. Mrs. Deming (a widow) and 
removed to Pennsvlvania, where he engaged in farming; he d. 
about 1808. 

1490 Augustus Gillett, b. 1763. 

1491 Arethusa Gillett, b. 1765; m. Oct. 26, 1793, Dr. Dan Arnold, 
b. 1767, Easthampton, Conn., d. Feb. 14, 1855, son of Deacon 
Gideon Arnold and wife Lucy Hinckley; she d. Feb. 11, 1852. 
Res., Hebron, Conn. + 

1492 Ralph Pomeroy Gillett. 1493 Abigail Gillett. 

/th gen. Children of Arethusa and Dr. Dan Arnold, (1491): 

1494 Abigail Pomeroy Arnold, b. March 2, 1797, Hebron; m. Sept. 
15, 1819, Jehiel Annable, b. Nov., 1789, East Haddam, d. Oct. 1, 
1861 ; she d. March 10, 1880. + 

1495 Dan Hinckley Arnold, b. Sept. 18, 1800, Hebron; m. Nov. 4, 
1824, in King's Chapel, Boston, Mass., Harriet Maria Welles, b. 
March 21, 1802, d. April 14, 1867, dau. of Bill Welles and wife 
Lucy Brewster, (descendant of Elder William Brewster) ; he d. 
June 26, 1887. + 

1496 Eliza Arethusa Arnold, b. May, 1803, Hebron; d. Sept., 1826; 
unm. 

8th gen. Children of Abigail and Jehiel Annable, (1494): 

1497 Caroline Elizabeth Annable, b. Sept. 8, 1820; m. June 2, 1847, 
Joseph Kellogg, son of Joseph Day Kellogg and wife Rachel Corn- 
stock, d. Dec. 23, 1900; she d. Aug. 12, 1869. 

1498 Sarah Bassett Annable, b. May 8, 1822, Hebron; d. May 22, 
1822. 

1499 Abigail Maria Annable, b. Sept. 30, 1823; m. July 15, 1845, 
Dr. Asahel Plympton. 

1500 Dan Arnold Annable, b. Oct. 15, 1835; d. Nov. 30, 1841. 

Children of Dan H. and Harriet M. Arnold, (14^5): 

1501 Mary Ann Arnold, b. Oct. 6, 1825, Hebron, Conn. ; d. June 25, 
1890. 

1502 Eliza Arethusa Arnold, b. March 29, 1827, New York City; 



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m. Nov. 2, 1848, Alajor David Hammond Vinton,* promoted to 
the rank of Brevet :Major-General in the regular establishment 
durmg the Civil War, b. May 3, 1803, Providence, R. I.; d. Feb. 21, 
1873, son of David Vinton and wife Mary Atwell; she d. June 

1503 John Welles Arnold, b. March 11, 1830, New York: d March 
16, 1838. , . ^ a cii 

1504 Harriet Marl\ Arnold, b. July 24, 1832, Hebron, Conn.; d 
April 5, 1838. 

1505 Lucy Matilda Arnold, b. IMarch 16, 1835, Brooklyn, N Y • d 
March 11, 1838. " * 

1506 Frances Rose Arnold, b. July 2. 1837, Brooklyn. 

1507 Henrietta Maria Arnold, b. Dec. 8, 1839, Brooklyn. 

1508 GusTAvus Arnold, b. Jan. 26, 1844, Brooklyn. 

pth gen. Children of Elisa A. and David H. Vinton, (1502): 

1509 Harriett Arnold Vinton, b. Oct. 3, 1849, Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. 
Dr. Clarkson Jay. 

1510 Alexander Hamilton Vinton, b. March 30, 1852, Brookl>-n; gr. 
St. Stevens College. Anandale, N. Y., 1873 ; D.D., 1890; 'first 
Bishop of West Mass., 1902. 

1511 Ida Welles Vinton, b. March 8, 1855, St. Louis, Mo.; m. An- 
gelo Tillmghast Freedley, attorney-at-law, practicing at Philadel- 
phia. + 

1512 Marion Arnold Vinton, b. July 4, 1857, San Antonio, Texas; 
d. June 24, 1896. 

1513 Robert Campbell Vinton, b. Nov. 16, 1859, San Antonio, Texas. 

loth gen. Child of Ida W. and Angela T. Freedley, (1511): 

1514 Vinton Freedley, b. Nov. 5, 1891, Philadelphia, Pa. 

437 JOSIAH POMEROY, {Benjamin. Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
J""e 18, 1745, Hebron, Conn.; Yale, 1770; Assistant-Quartermas^ 



icn/^'^^i "^/^°'' General David Hammond Vinton, U. S. A., was born May 3, 
1803, m Providence, R. I.; he was graduated from West Point, 1822, as Second- 
hT?7?^"i '" *^^ ,1>*f- y- ^- A'-tillery. a crack regiment. He served in the Creek 
and Wonda war, 183o-6 on quartermaster's duty, and was Quartermaster of the 
lerritory of Florida, 1837-40. On duty at the Northern frontier during the bbr- 
der disturbances, and m the Mexican war in 1848-50. He was Chief-Quarter- 
master ^^ the Department of the West. St. Louis. 1852-6, and of the Department 
kI tu^^^'u , "^ ' ^^^^ headquarters at San Antonio. Here he was taken prisoner 
by the rebels at the beginning of the Civil War, and put upon parole. He and 
his family were among the last to leave Texas before the blockade. 
M« V ^^T• through the war as Chief-Quartermaster, with headquarters in 
l^n^r.1 Sl^'i^ ^^^^^^ °^ ^^^ "^^P^t for supplying the army with clothing and 
equippage, 1861-67. He organized this department and displayed remarkable ex- 
ecutive ability. He handled $119,000,000 during the war, and after rendering his 
^^n?"." V"'" l^"^.Tr?^ *^^ Government owed him 42 cents! This amount was 
sent to Gen. David Hammond Vinton. U. S. A., by United States draft, with a 
Ifi commending him for his financial ability in handling 5119.000,000 in war 
"me with so small a margin of profit and loss, especially when the respon^bili- 
ro^^-^''^ ^° ^''^^*- ^^"- Vinton never exchanged this small draft for cash! His 
ser^^l'''^°" ^^ Brevet-Major-General, U. S. A., was "For faithful and meritorious 
nSi^ * "^u""^ *^^ rebellion." When he was retired from active service he re- 
paired to his country place at Stamford, Conn., where he died in 1873. 



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ter with his brother, Ralph Ponieroy, who was Quartermaster- 
General, during the Revolution; m. about 1788-89, Mary Cook of 
Newburyport; he d. July, 1812. 
6th gen. Children: 

1515 Mary Ann Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 2S, 1790. + 

1516 Barre Gore Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 23, 1790. + 

1517 Ralph Wheelock Pomeroy, b. Jan. 12, 1792. + 

1518 David Pomeroy. 

1519 John Cook Pomeroy, bp ; d. about 1812. 

441 HANNAH POMEROY, {Benjawin, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Dec. 8, 1751, Hebron, Conn.; m. Dec. 10, 1780, at Hebron, the 
Rev. David McClure, b. Nov. 18, 1748, (o. s.), Newport, R. I., 
son of Dea. John McClure of Boston; Yale, 1769. He assisted 
Dr. Eleazer Wheelock in founding Dartmouth College, and taught 
there 1769-1772; he was ordained a missionary to the Delaware 
Indians in Ohio, 1772; pastor of the Congregational Church at 
East Windsor, Conn., 1786-1809; trustee of Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, N. H., and trustee of Dartmouth College, from which in- 
stitution he received the degree of D.D., in 1800; he d. June 25, 
1820, at South Windsor, Conn. ; Hannah, his wife, d. there April 
9, 1814. 

6th gen. Children: 

1520 Abigail Wheelock McClure, b. Nov. 14, 1781, North Hampton, 
N. H.; m. Dec. 22, 1801, Oliver Tudor, b. Sept. 4, 1772, South 
Windsor, d. there Feb. 6, 1845, son of Samuel Tudor and Naomi 
Deggens; she d. Sept. 15, 1853, South Windsor, Conn. 4- 

1521 Rachel McClintock McClure, b. Oct, 29, 1783, North Hamp- 
ton, N. H. ; m. Nov. 27, 1806, Elihu Wolcott, b. Feb. 12, 1784, d. 
Dec. 2, 1858, son of Samuel Wolcott of South Windsor. He 
represented East Windsor in the State Legislature, and in 1830 
moved to Jacksonville, III, where he d. ; Rachel, his wife, d. April 
2, 1822, at South Windsor, Conn. + 

1522 Mary Ann McClure, b. Sept. 5, 1786; d. July 12, 1789. 

1523 Susanna Wyllys McClure, bp. Nov. 16, 1788; d. about 1824, 
unm, 

1524 Hannah Pomeroy McClure. bp. Aug. 28, 1791 ; d. Aug. 25, 1804. 

yth gen. Children of Abigail W. and Oliver Tudor, (1520): 

1525 Mary Ann Tudor, b. Sept. 25, 1802; m. P. P. Whelpley, (s. p.) ; 
m. (2) June 16, 1834, Abner Brush of Ridgefield, Conn.; she d. 
June 23, 1864. + 

1526 David McClure Tudor, b. Jan. 17, 1805 ; m. Dec. 12, 1839, Sarah 
Elizabeth Green, b. Dec. 10, 1806, New London, Conn., d. Nov. 
8, 1881, dau. of Col, Samuel Green of New London; he d. April 
20, 1880. 4- 

1527 Abigail Tltkdr, b. March 22, 1807; m, Abner Lbren Reed, b. 
April 21, 1800, son of Dea. Abner Reed of South Windsor; she d. 
Sept. 14, 1853, Conneaut, Ohio. + 

1528 Sophia Haskell Tudor, b, Nov. 1, 1817; m, Dec. 16, 1840, 



241 Jtftlt (gFtt^rattfltt - Mthnh 

Charles*Green, b. Oct. 17, 1812. d. April 7, 1887, Providence, R. I., 
son of Col. Samuel Green of New London and South Windsor, 
Conn. ; she d. :May 17, 1888. + 

1529 Pauline Tudor, b. July 8, 1820; d. Nov. 30, 1891; unm. 

Children of Rachel McC. and Elihu Wolcott, (1521): 

1530 Elizabeth Ann Wolcott, b. Dec. 26, 1807; m. Nov. 28, 1832. at 
Jacksonville, 111., Col. Carlton Perry of Keokuk, Iowa. + 

1531 Elihu Wolcott, bp. June 5, 1S08; d. early. 

1532 Hannah McClure Wolcott, b. June 7, 1811; m. Nov. 28, 1832, 
the Rev. William Kirby of Jacksonville, 111., b. July 2, 1805, Alid- 
dletown. Conn.; gr. Yale, 1827; Yale Divinity School, 1831; or- 
dained a Congregational minister and moved to Illinois, where he 
became superintendent of home missions for that state; he d. 
Dec. 30, 1851; she d. Aug. 31, 1858, Jacksonville, 111. + 

1533 Samuel Wolcott, b^ July 2, 1813, South Windsor, Conn.; gr. 
Yale, 1833, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1837; ordained 
Nov. 13, 1839, missionary to Syria; superintendent of the Home 
Missionary Society, 1874-1882; received the degree of S.T.D., 
1863; m. Sept. 5, 1839, Catherine Elizabeth Wood, who d. at 
Beirut, Syria; he m. (2) Nov. 1, 1843, Harriet Amanda Pope, 
dau. of Jonathan Pope of Millbury, Mass.; he d. Feb. 24, 1886, 
Longmeadow, Mass. + 

1534 Arthur Wolcott, b. April 10, 1815; m. July 12, 1849, Sarah A. 
Morrison, dau. of Gen. William Morrison of Lock Haven, Pa.; 
she d. Jan. 27, 1851 ; he m. (2) Clara Belknap, dau. of Gen. Wil- 
liam G. Belknap, U. S. A. ; he d. Nov. 28, 1873. + 

1535 Elizur Wolcott, b. Aug. 7, 1817; gr. Yale, 1839; he was super- 
intendent of division of the Wabash railroad; later engaged in 
literary pursuits at Jacksonville, 111.; m. July 15, 1846, Martha 
Lyman Dwight, dau. of Daniel Dwight of Westmoreland, N. H. ; 
he d. about 1900, in California. +- 

1536 Frances Jane Wolcott, b. March 30, 1819; m. in 1849, Barber 
Lewis, Major of United States Volunteers during the Civil War; 
he settled in Memphis, Tenn., where he was elected Probate Judge, 
and member of Congress; s. p. 

8th gen. Child of Mary Ann and Abner Brush, (1525): 

1537 Mary Sophia Brush, b. March 2, 1837; m. March 2, 1857, John 
Thomas Clemens of Washington, D. C. 

Children of David McC. and Sarah Tudor, (1526) : 

1538 Mary Starr Tudor, b. Sept. 19, 1840. 

1539 Sarah Elizabeth Tudor, b. Dec. 30, 1842; m. Oct. 13, 1894, Ed- 
win Dwight Farnam of South W^^indsor. 

1540 Louisa Green Tudor, b. July 5, 1844; m. May 28, 1868, Pierre 
Sythoff Starr, M. D., of Hartford, Conn. 

Children of Abigail and Abner L. Reed, (1527): 

1541 Charlotte Sophia Reed. 1542 Oliver Tutxdr Reed. 



• Children of Sophia and Charles Green, (1528) : 

1543 Charles Lanman Green. jM.D., b. Sept. 24, 1841; Surgeon in 
the United States Navy during the Civil War; practicing physi- 
cian at Providence, R. I. ; m. Sept. 28, 1882 Maria Steuben 
Spooner of Hempsted, L. I., who d. May 22, I883 ; he m. (2) 
Jan. 5, 1888, Ida Trimble of Philadelphia. 

Children of Elisabeth A. and Carlton Perry, (1530): 

1544 Catherine Wolcott Perry. 1545 Howard Perry. 
Children of Hannah McC. and William Kirby, (i53^)- 

1546 Edward Payson Kirby, b. Oct. 28. 1833, Blackstock Grove, 111.; 
er Illinois College, 1854; Common Pleas Judge m ^vlorgan county, 
111. ; law practice at Jacksonville ; m. Oct. 28, 1862, Juli_a Smith Dun- 
can, dau. of Governor Duncan of Illinois ; she d. July d 1896 ; he m. 
(2) Oct. 20, 1898, Lucinda Gallaher, dau. of the Rev. William 
Gallaher of Jacksonville; s. p. m V . • 

1547 William Arthltj Kirby, b. Aug. 6, 1837. IMendon, 111.; Captain 
of United States Volunteers during the Civil War; m. Sept. lU, 
1867, Arabella Clement, dau. of the Rev. Joshua Clement of iNew 

Halmpshire. , , th a 

1548 Frances Caroline Kirby, b. Jan. 25, 1840, Mendon, III ; m. Aug 
1, 1861, the Rev. James McLaughlin, b. Oct. 2o, 1829, son of 
Hugh McLaughlin of Hudson. N. Y. ; gr. Ilhnois College, 18V ; 
ordained missfonary to California, 1861; d. Aug. 17, 1870, Gilroy, 

Cal 

1549 Catherine Wolcott Kirby, b. July 8, 1842, Mendon, 111.; m. 
Sept. 9, 1862, Charles E. Ross, son of William G. Ross of Jack- 
sonville ; she d. March 30, 1880, Jacksonville, 111. 

1550 Helen McClure Kirby, b. Jan. 12, 1845. Mendon; m June 23, 
1870, at Jacksonville, the Rev. Melatiah Everett Dwight b Uct. 
15, 1841, South Hadlev, Mass., d. Sept. 14, 1907 at Mt Ho yoke 
Mass., son of John Dwight and wife, Nancy Shaw Everett, ot 
New York City. He was graduated from the College of the 
City of New York, 1860; from Bellevue Medical College, 1864, 
from Andover Theological Seminary, 1866; traveled in Palestine; 
returned and engaged in missionary work in the west nineteen 
years Mr. Dwight was president of the New York Genealogical 
and Biographical Society, and for several years editor of the 
"Genealogical and Biographical Magazine," and author of several 
genealogical works. + .io/.n 

1551 Henry Burges Kirby, b. March 20, 1848; d. Aug. 4, 1849. 

1552 E£izabeth Pomeroy Kirby, b. April 1, 1850, Jacksonville; grad- 
uated from Vassar College, 1872; unm. 

Children of Samuel and Harriet Pope Wolcott, (i533)' 

1553 Samuel Adams Wolcott, b. Sept. 3, 1844, Longmeadovv, Mass. ; 
m. July 25, 1883, Julia E. Neal, dau. of Peter Neal of Brooklyn, 

N Y 

1554 Henry Rogers Wolcott, b. March 15, 1846, Longmeadow; set- 
tled in Colorado, 



243 Jtftli <S?tt^raJt0tt - i&thnh 

1555 Edward Oliver Wolcott, b. March 20, 1848; went to Colorado 
in 1871 ; in 1889, he was elected to the United States Senate ; re- 
elected in 1895 ; m. May 14, 1890, at Buffalo, N. Y., Frances Met- 
calf, (widow of Lyman K. Bass). 

1556 Harriet Agnes Wolcott, b. March 15, 1850, Belchertown, Mass.; 
m. April 29, 1879, Frederick O. Vaille. 

1557 William Edgar Wolcott, b. April 26, 1852, Belchertown; m. 
March 21, 1894, Cora AI. Wadsworth of Lawrence; she d. Sept. 
26, 1895. 

1558 Catherine Ellen Wolcott, b. Aug. 25, 1854, Providence, R. I.; 
m. Nov. 2, 1880, Charles M. Toll of Denver, Colo. 

1559 Mary Alice Wolcott, b. May 25, 1858, Providence, R. L; d. 
Feb. 3, 1859. 

1560 Anna Louise Wolcott, b. May 25, 1858, (twin with Mary) ; 
Principal of the Miss Wolcott School, Denver, Colo. 

1561 Clara Gertrlt)E Wolcott, b. Dec. 17, 1859, Chicago, 111.; gr. 
Smith College, Northampton, 1883; unm. 

1562 Herbert Walter Wolcott, b. Nov. 25, 1861, Chicago: m. Oct. 5, 
1898, Nellie May Gabriel, dau. of William E. Gabriel of Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

1563 Charlotte Augusta Wolcott, b. Oct. 20, 1863, Cleveland, Ohio; 
gr. Smith College, 1896. 

Child of Arthur and Sarah A. Wolcott, (i^si)'- 

1564 Sarah Morrison Wolcott; adopted by an aunt, and named Sarah 
Morrison Perry. 

Child of Arthur and (2d wife) Clara Wolcott, (1534): 

1565 Bertha Belknap Wolcott. 

Children of Elizur and Martha Wolcott, (1535): 

1566 Leofwyn Wolcott, b. Nov. 20, 1847; d. Aug. 7, 1858. 

1567 Edith Dwight Wolcott, b. Dec. 19, 1850; m. Dec. 22, 1897, John 
Herbert Davis, Professor of Music at Randolph-IMacon College, 
Lynchburg, Va. 

1568 Elihu Wolcott, b. Dec. 30, 1859; d. Aug. 29, 1860. 

1569 May Mattoon Wolcott, b. May 14, 1863; m. Dec. 22, 1886. 
Prof. Edward Bull Clapp, b. April 14, 1856, son of Rev. Charles 
Wells Clapp; he was Professor of the Greek Language and Lit- 
erature, University of California, at Berkeley. 

9th gen. Children of Helen M. and Melatiah E. Dwight, (1550): 

1570 Ellsworth Everett Dwight, b. March 20, 1871, Onarga, III; 
gr. Princeton College, 1893; m. April 4, 1907, Margaret Dexter 
Brush. Member of the firm of Church & Dwight Co., soda manu- 
facturers, New York City. 

1571 Richard Everett Dwight, b. June 21, 1875, at Onarga, 111.; 
gr. Princeton College, 1897; enlisted for the Spanish war June 26, 
1898, as private in battery A, Penn. Vol. L. Art.; honorably dis- 
charged Nov. 19, 1898, when the battery was mustered out of 
service; was in Porto Rico with Gen. Miles; gr. from the New 
York Law School, 1899; m. Sept. 27, 1899, Gertrude Grace. 



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Member of the law firm of Rounds, Shurman & Dwight, New 
York City. 

1572 William Kirby Dwight, b. Aug. 8, 1879, Onarga, 111.; gr. 
Princeton College, 1901 ; gr. New York College of Physicians and 
Surgeons, 1905 ; was intern Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 
two years; was elected assistant-surgeon Roosevelt, 1909; m. Feb. 
23, 1909, Genevieve Ketchum. 

1573 Katharine Wolcott Dwight, b. Aug. 13, 1881, Fairfield, Iowa; 
gr. Mount Holyoke College, 1905 ; gr. Kindergarten Department of 
Pratt Institute, Brookl\Ti, N. Y., 1907; m. May 18, 1911, Gordon 

I Lockwood Berry. 

1574 Marion Edith Dwight, b. Feb. 27, 1886, Fairfield, Iowa; gr. 
Smith College, Northampton, 1910. 

443 ELIHU POMEROY, (Benjamin, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Aug. 18, 1755, in Hebron, Conn.; m. 1776, Lydia Barber, b. July 
20, 1767, d. Aug. 23, 1828, dau. of Capt. Stephen Barber and 
Alice Cass. Resided in Granville and Enfield, and Hebron; he d. 
April 17, 1834. 

6th gen. Children: 

1575 Eleazer Pomeroy, b. Dec. 13, 1776. + 

1576 Abigail Pomeroy, b. May 17, 1779. + 

1577 Elihu Pomeroy, b. 1783; m. Miss Hull; d. 1812. 

1578 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. March 27, 1787. + 

1579 Stephen Barber Pomeroy, b. 1789. + 

1580 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Feb. 17, 1793. + 

1581 Rev. Augustus Pomeroy, b. Oct. 2, 1795. + 

445 CAPT. NATHANIEL POMEROY, {Nathaniel, Joseph, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. May 2Z, 1734, Suffield, Conn.; m. Sept. 16, 1756, 
Abigail King, b. Feb. 11, 1739, d. Oct. 19, 1823, dau. of Ebenezer 
King; he d. Feb. 12, 1787. As a Captain in the war of the Revo- 
lution he was credited to Suflfield, Conn., having joined Gen. 
Spencer's regiment in 1776, 1777 and 1778. 

6th gen. Children: 

1582 Nathaniel Pomeroy, b. Nov. 29, 1758. + 

1583 Amos Pomeroy, b. Oct. 19, 1760. 4- 

1584 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Dec. 9, 1762; m. Jan. 13, 1779, Samuel 
Palmer. 

1585 Susannah Pomeroy, b. March 13, 1765. + 

1586 Lucena Pomeroy, b. March 6, 1767. 

1587 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Jan. 27, 1769; m. (1) April 14, 1793, 
Charlotte Elizabeth Mitchell, who d. July 8, 1826; he m. (2) Aug. 

' 27, 1827, Betsey Remington, who d. Feb. 1, 1829; s. p. 

1588 Anna Pomeroy, b. Dec. 27, 1770. + 

1589 Alexander Pomeroy, b. Jan. 13, 1773. + 

1590 Phineas Pomeroy, b. 1774. + 

1591 Chloe Pomeroy, b, Feb. 20, 1775. + 



245 3Fifli| ^nt^ratuitt - {^ehuh 

446 LUCINA POMEROY, {Nathaniel, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
Oct. 27, 1736, Suffield. Conn.; m. April 19, 1759, James Smith, 
b. 1733, d. Feb. 17, 1787, son of James Smith and Mary Winchell; 
she d. Aug. 28, 1887, Suffield. ; ^. r- n •? 

6th gen. Children: t ' 

1592 LuciNA Smith, b. Dec. 20, 1759. 

1593 Susanna Smith, b. Dec. 20, 1759, (twin with Lucina). 

1594 James Smith, b. Feb. 22, 1761. 

1595 Medad Smith, b. Oct. 2, 1763; m. July 30, 1789, Elizabeth Hale, 
dau. of John Hale; she d. Nov. 19, 1847; he d. Oct. 14, 1844, 
Wilmington, Vt. + 

1597 Lucina Smith, b. ]March 22, 1766. 

1598 Uriah Smith, b. Dec. 29, 1868. 

1599 Mary Smith, b. Feb. 23, 1771. 

1600 Caroline Smith, b. April 23, 1773. 

1601 Chloe Smith, b. March 24, 1777. 

1602 Daniel Smith, b. Nov. 26, 1779. 

yth gen. Children of Medad and Elizabeth Smith, (1595): 

1603 Medad Smith, b. May 5, 1790. 

1604 Laura Smith, b. June 16, 1792. 

1605 Sally Smith, b. Oct. 3, 1794. 

1606 James Smith, b. Oct. 19, 1796. 

1607 Obed Smith, b. April 26, 1799. 

1608 Sylvester Smith, b. 

1609 Abel Stacy Smith, b. Nov. 29, 1810, Wilmington, Vt.; m. Dec. 
24, 1839, Elizabeth Briggs Brewster, b. Oct. 31, 1818, d. Nov. 23, 
1900, dau. of William Brewster of Parkman, Me.; had 8 children. 

448 CAPT. JOHN POMEROY, {Nathaniel, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. March 7, 1741, in Suffield, Conn.; m. 1764, Elizabeth King, b. 
Oct. 25, 1746, d. 1831, Poultney, Vt., dau. of Ebenezer King of 
Suffield ; he d. May 29, 1804. Paulet, Vt. He was a soldier of the 
Revolution, joining Capt. Oliver Hackett's Company as Sergeant, 
May 12, 1775. He also responded to the alarms from Lexington, 
nine days in that service. 

6th gen. Children: 

1610 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. May 20, 1765, in Windsor, Conn.; m. 
Mr. Carter; d. Paulet, Vt., 1845. 

1611 John Spencer Pomeroy, b. Aug. 23, 1767, Windsor, Conn. + 

1612 Olive Pomeroy, b. Sept. 23, 1769, Windsor; m. Mr. Taylor; she 
d. May 5, 1813, Paulet, Vt. 

1613 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Jan. 1, 1772; m. Mr. Hastings; she d. May 5, 
1813, Paulet, Vt. 

1614 Zadoc Pomeroy, b. July 1, 1774. + 

1615 Daniel Pomeroy, b. Oct. 6, 1776; m. Dec. 8, 1801, Lucy Farring- 
ton of Roxbury; he d. March, 1820, Boston, Mass. 

1616 Margaret Pomeroy, b. Feb. 14, 1779; m. Mr. Blossom; she d. 
Aug. 5, 1825, Paulet, Vt. 



] 449 DANIEL POMEROY, (Nathaniel, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 

\ March 20, 1740, Suffield, Conn.; m. July 7, 1768, Hannah Hale, 

'I who d. July 2, 1814; he d. June 17, 1777. He was a private in 

Capt. Clark's Company in the Revolution. 

6th gen. Children: 

1617 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Aug. 7, 1769. + 

1618 Daniel Pomeroy, b. March 25, 1771 ; d. May 10, 1771. 

1619 Hannah Pomeroy, b. April 20, 1772, 

1620 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. March 13, 1776. 

450 ASA POMEROY, {Nathaniel, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. June 
1, 1749, Suffield, Conn.; m. Dec. 15, 1771, Mary King, b. Dec. 7, 
1746, d. Feb. 22, 1824, dau. of Thomas King. He responded to 
the Lexington and Concord alarms preceding the Revolution. He 
d. March 9, 1806. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Suffield, Conn.: 

1621 Mary Pomeroy, b. March 12, 1773. 

1622 Asa Pomeroy, b. Nov. 15, 1774. + 

1623 Huldah Pomeroy, b. Nov. 29, 1776. + 

1624 Oliver Pomeroy, b. and d. Jan. 4, 1779. 

1625 Ruth Pomeroy, b. Sept. 15, 1781; m. Stodard Pasco, son of 
Jonah Pasco and Sarah Allen. 

1626 Oliver Pomeroy, b. June 15, 1783; m. Nancy Sheldon, b. 1786, 
dau. of John Sheldon and Sabra March; she d. Aug. 13, 1862; he 
d. April 22, 1868; s. p. 

1627 Israel Pomeroy, b. May 22, 1786. + 

451 NOAH POMEROY, {Noah, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Jan. 
24, 1733, Suffield, Ct.; m. Oct. 15, 1753, -Elizabeth Norton. 

6th gen. Child: 

1628 Nathaniel Pomeroy, b. 1755. + 

453 ELIAKIM POMEROY, {Noah, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 
May 3, 1735, Suffield, Conn.; m. Oct. 19, 1758, Sarah Sheldon, 
who d. Nov. 25, 1813, aged 78; he d. June 19, 1790, Suffield, Conn. 
6th gen. Children, b. Suffield: 

1629 Olive Pomeroy, b. June 14, 1759; m, Jan., 1802, Joseph Jones, 
who d. March 3, 1835; she d. April 24, 1835; s. p. 

1630 Abigail Pomeroy, b. May 7, 1761. + 

1631 Anna Pomeroy, b. March 8, 1763. + 

1632 Jonathan Remington Pomeroy, b. 1764; his father left him £75 
in his will; d. 1803; unm. 

1633 Epaphras Pomeroy, b. Sept. 1, 1765. + 

1634 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 5, 1766; d. April 17, 1767. 

1635 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Aug. 11, 1770. + 

1636 Rebecca Pomeroy, b. Dec. 5, 1772. + 

1637 Oliver Pomeroy, b. Dec. 7, 1774. + 

1638 Achsah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 7, 1777. + 



247 3FtfiI| (&tmxdiuin - fflabb 

454 ABIGAIL POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. 

Suffield, Oct. 14, 1736; m. Bildad Gibbons. Resided, Wheatland, 

N. Y. ' 

6th gen. Children: 
1639 Oliver Gibbons. 1640 Thankful Gibbons. 

It is said there were three other children. 

458 JONATHAN POMEROY, {Noah, Joseph, Medad, Eltiueed), b. 
Sept. 13, 1743, Suffield, Conn.; m. March 7, 1771, Prudence 
Austin, b. 1747, d. Jan. 15, 1837; he d. Sept. 24, 1808. He re- 
sponded to the alarms of Lexington and Concord; also, joined 
Capt. Oliver Hackett's Company in the Revolution, from Suffield, 
May 13, 1775. 

6th gen. Children, b. at Suffield: 

1641 Prudence Pomeroy, b. Jan. 27, 1772; m. Zalmon^Root. 

1642 Jonathan Remington Pomeroy, b. May 31, 1773. + 

1643 Oliver Pomeroy, b. Jan. 6, 1775 ; d. same year. 

1644 Beulah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 28, 1775; d. Dec. 30, 1775. 

1645 Beulah Pomeroy, b. May 25, 1777; m. (1) Mr. Dibble; m. (2) 
Mr. Hale. 

1646 Rufus PoiiEROY, b. March 14} 1779. 

461 RUTH POMEROY, (Noah, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), b. Feb. 
8, 1751, at Suffield, Conn. ; m. Nov. 16, 1775, Abner Bellamy. 
6th gen. Children, b. at Suffield: 

1647 Abner Bellamy, b. and d. Feb. 4, 1778. 

1648 Silas Bellamy, b. Jan. 17, J 782. 

1649 Ruth Bellamy, b. about 1785. 

1650 Noah Bellamy, b. March 12, 1788; d. soon. 

1651 Abigail Bellamy, b. March 12, 1788, (twin with Noah). 

1652 Noah L. Bellamy, b. July 2, 1790. 



488 SAMUEL POMEROY, (Samuel, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 7, 1729; m. 1752, Chloe Kingsley, b. Aug. 16, 1731, dau. 
of Ebenezer Kingsley. 

6th gen. Children: 
1653 Samuel Pomeroy, d. young. 
' 1654 Chloe Pomeroy, bp. 1755 ; m. Edward Wright of Chester. 

1655 John Pomeroy, bp. 1757. 

1656 Ira Pomeroy, bp. 1759. + 

1657 Nancy Pomeroy, b. June 3, 1766. + 

1658 Mabel Pomeroy, b. Sept. 30, 1769 ; m. David Hamilton of Chester. 

489 HANNAH POMEROY, (Samuel, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
May 23, 1732; m. 1752, Aaron Searle, b. 1727, d. Sept. 27, 1810, 
son of Nathaniel Searle and Priscilla Webb; she d. Nov. 6, 1793. 



{ — — — 

] 6th gen. Children: 

] 1659 Hannah Se.\rle, b. 1753; m. 1797, Edward Porter of Hawley, 

'\ where he lived and d. 

1660 Naomi Se.\rle, b. 1755; m. Capt. Daniel Ludington of West 
Springfield, iMass. ; he was in Shays's rebellion of 1788. 

1661 Lucy Searle, b. 1759; m. 1788, Moses Clark, son of Aaron. 

1662 Aaron Searle, b. 1761; m. and moved to Bridport, Vt. ; soldier 
in the War of the Revolution; removed to Ohio. + 

1663 Dolly Se-\rle, b. 1763. 

1664 Phineas Searle, b. about 1765 ; moved to Bridport, Vt. 

1665 Samuel Searle, b. 1768; moved to Bridport. 

1666 Ira Searle, b. 1770; m. (1) 1793, Polly Everett; m. (2) 1806, 
Catherine Coleman, dau. of Lemuel Coleman and Catherine Ed- 
wards. 

1667 Luther Searle, b. 1773; he moved to Milton, Vt., 1814, thence 
to Pennsylvania. 

yth gen. Child of Aaron Searle, (1662): 

1668 Samuel Searle, b. 1805; living in Bridport in 1888. 

490 AARON POMEROY, {Samuel, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
April 22, 1734; m. (1) Dec. 22, 1759, Eholoma Burt; m. (2) Oct. 
6, 1764, Eunice Clark, b. 1738, d. 1816, dau. of Selah Clark and 
Eunice Wright; -he d. July 14, 1819. 

6th gen. Children: 

1669 Eholoma Pomeroy, bp. April 27, 1766; m. March 9, 1788, Supply 
Clark. 

1670 Aaron Pomeroy, Jr., bp. Aug. 18, 1767. + 

1671 Eunice Pomeroy, bp. Aug. 4, 1776. 

491 ANNA POMEROY, {Samuel,' Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1736; 
m. about 1757, Gideon Searle, b. 1731 ; she- m. (2) Aug. 17, 1800, 
Nathaniel Searle, who d. Oct. 20, 1806; she d. Oct. 31, 1817. 

6th gen. Children: 

1672 Anna Se-\rle, b. 1758; m. 1781, Seth Hannum; she d. Sept. 27, 
1846; he d. 1814, ae. 57. + 

1673 Dorcas Searle, b. 1760; m. 1780, Samuel Coleman; he d. 1832; 
s. p. 

1674 Phebe Searle, b. 1762 ; m. 1784, Benoni Hannum ; she d. 1810. + 

1675 Gideon Searle, b. 1764; m. 1785, Mrs. Louisa Loomis; he d. 1804. 

1676 Dr. Jesse Searle, b. 1765; m. Naomi Clapp, b. March 3, 1773, 
d. 1830, dau. of Selah Clapp and Abigail Clark. They settled in 
Otisco, N. Y. 

1677 Violet Searle, b. 1768; m. 1788, Aretus Sheldon, son of Ebenezer 
Sheldon and Sarah Strong; she d. 1791. 

1678 Esther Searle, b. 1770; m. 1797, Behan Strong, son of Elihu 
Strong and wife Thankful Sheldon; he d. 1818, ae. 46; she m. (2) 
Edward Porter of Hadley, Mass.; she d. 1851. 

1679 Gaius Searle, b. March 1, 1772; m. Nov. 10, 1798, Electa Day 
of West Springfield, Mass.; she d. July 25, 1818; he m. (2) 1819, 



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Mrs. Jemima Lyman Clark, who d. 1838; he m. (3) 1839, Esther 
Pomeroy of Williamsburg, Mass.; he d. Aug. 14, 1858. + 

1680 Nancy Searle, b. 1776; m. 1799, Rufus Searl, son of Abijah 
Searl and wife Elizabeth Clapp; she d. Dec. 22, 1861. + 

1681 Heman Searle, b. 1778; m. 1801, Abigail Clapp, dau. of Selah 
Clapp and Abigail Clark; she d. 1851, ae. 70; he m. (2) 1851, 
Sarah Edwards, dau. of Luther Edwards and wife Sarah Sheldon; 
she d. Feb. 18, 1874, ae. 84; he d. Oct. 9, 1862. + 

yth gen. Children of Anna and Seth Hanniim, (i6j2): 

1682 Naomi Hannum, b. Jan. 7, 1783; d. 1802. 

1683 Anna Hannum, b. Aug. 18, 1784. 

1684 Dorcas Hannum, b. July 28, 1786; d. 1811. 

1685 Lewis Hannum, b. Aug. 19, 1788; d. June 15, 1812, South Had- 
ley, Mass. 

1686 Zelotus Hannum, b. July 17, 1793; m. and had three sons. 

1687 Jerusha Hannum, b. May 19, 1795; m. 1814, Chester Clapp, son 
of Joel Clapp and Mercy Pomeroy; she d. July 23, 1882. 

1688 Seth Hannum, Jr., b. July 31, 1797. 

Children of Phehe and Benoni Hannum, (1674): 

1689 QuARTus Hannum, b. Aug. 26, 1785; m. 1811, Jane Rogers, dau. 
of John Rogers and wife Jane Stephenson. 

1690 Orin Datus Hannum, b. 1786; m. 1813, Sally Sprague. 

1691 Phebe Hannum, b. Nov. 5, 1789; m. 1813, Chauncey Howard. 

1692 Alsa Hannum, b. ; m. Friend Knowlton of Ashfield, Mass. 

Children of Gains and Electa Searl, (1679): 

1693 Flavius Searl, b. 1799; d. 1805. 

1694 Calvin Bliss Searl, b. 1801; d. 1815. 

1695 Fidelia Searl, b. July 22, 1803; m. Oct. 11, 1823, Dr. Josiah A. 
Gridley. 

1696 Electa Searl, b. Jan. 5, 1806; m. July, 1829, Homer Spencer; d. 
April 3, 1831. 

1697 Flavius Searl, b. ; d. soon. 

1698 Flavius Searl, b. 1814; m. Aug. 29, 1838, Abigail D. Brown of 
Brimfield, Mass.; physician, and celebrated for skill in dentistry; 
practiced medicine in Springfield; d. there. 

1699 Calvin Day Searl, b. July 14, 1818 ; m. and d. in Ohio. 

Children of Nancy and Rufus Searl, (1680): 

1700 Pamelia Searl, b. 1800; d. 1802. 

1701 Pamelia Searl, b. 1802 ; d. Sept. 23, 1839. 

1702 Anna Searl, b. Dec. 31, 1804; d. Oct. 12, 1820. 

1703 HoPHNi Searl, b. Dec. 6, 1806; m. 1832, Louisa Boleyn of New 
Hampshire. 

1704 Almena Searl, b. Feb. 1, 1809; m. 1828, James Andrus Thorpe. 
: 1705 Rufus C. Searl, b. Jan. 5, 1811; m. Charles Searl, son of Henry 

L. ; lives at Hartford, Conn. 

1706 Julius Searl, b. 1813; d. at New Haven, Conn., 1877. 

1707 Nancy Searl, b. Dec. 17, 1815 ; m. Daniel Morgan. 

1708 Dorcas Searl, b. 1818; d. 1822. 



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1709 Lewis Searl, b. 1821; d. 1824. 

Children of Henian and (ist zinfe) Abigail Searl, (1681): 

1710 AcHSAH Searl, b. Oct. 18, 1801 ; m. 1822, Gad C. Lyman, son of 
Gaius Lyman and wife Tryphena Clark; she d. 1828; s. p. 

1711 Jesse Searl, b. Nov. 1, 1803; m. Jan. 9, 1830, Jane Stedman of 
Manchester, Conn.; he d. Aug. 25, 1852; descendants now living 
at Southampton, Kansas City, and Alaska. 

1712 Abigail Searl, b. Dec. 21, 1805; m. 1827, Rufus S. Clark; d. 
Aug. 15, 1853. 

1713 Harriet Searl, b. June 20, 1808; m. Jan. 1, 1827, Milton A. 
Kinney. 

1714 Gideon Searl, b. March 5, 1810; m. Almira Betham of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y.; gr. Union College, 1830; d. Aug. 14, 1837, Green- 
ville, Ohio. 

1715 Heman L. Searl, b. July 10, 1812; m. Nov. 30, 1837, Barbary 
Schemerhom. 

1716 Naomi E. Searl, b. July 12, 1814; m. 1842, Jonathan N. Judd. 

1717 Orissa Moseley Searl, b. April 23, 1816; m. Oct. 2, 1837, Dr. 
B. Wells of Utica, N. Y. 

1718 Emily A. Searl, b. June 1, 1820; m. 1840, Charles A. Barrows of 
Hubbardstown, Mass., son of Francis A. Barrows; children live in 
Newton, Mass. 

1719 Infant, b. and d. 1822. 

1721 Francis N. Searl, b. July 21, 1823; m. Sarah Clark, dau. of 
Timothy. 

492 CAPT. ABNER POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), 
b. Sept. 7, 1734, Southampton, Mass.; m. (1) 1755, Mary French; 
m. (2) about 1778, Mercy Sheldon, b. 1743-4, dau. of Noah 
Sheldon and Mary Bascom. He had five years service in the 
War of the Revolution as Lieutenant and Captain. After the 
war they removed to Plattsburg, N. Y. Abner Pomeroy, of 
Southampton, joined Captain Lemuel Pomeroy's company as 
Lieutenant, April 21, 1775; also, joined Col. John Fellows' regi- 
ment as Captain, Aug. 1, 1775; also, joined Capt. John Kirkland's 
company, as First Lieutenant, Aug. 16, 1775 ; also, joined Col. 
Ezra Wood's regiment, as Captain, Jan. 26, 1779. 

6th gen. Children by ist zvife: 

1722 Mary Pomeroy, b. Jan. 11, 1756; m. Dec. 21, 1776, Asahel Han- 
num; she d. 1837. 

1723 Charity Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 19, 1757. + 

1724 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. March 29, 1758; m. 1779, Elijah Bartlett. 

1725 Abner Pomeroy, b. Aug. 7, 1760; d. 1763. 

1726 Oliver Pomeroy, b. Jan. 24, 1762; soldier of the Revolution. 

1727 Silas Pomeroy, b. April 16, 1764. + 

1728 Electa Pomeroy, b. Dec. 26, 1765 ; d. April 19, 1767. 

1729 Abigail Pomeroy, b. May 2, 1766. + 

1730 Electa Pomeroy, b. July 17, 1768; m. + . 

1731 Cynthia Pomeroy, b. and d. Dec. 21, 1770. 



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1732 Cynthia Pomeroy, b. Feb. 20, 1772; m. May 3, 1789, John Nichol 
of Northampton. 

Children by 2d wife: 

1734 LucRETiA Pomeroy, b. 1780, Plattsburg, N. Y. 

1735 Abner Pomeroy, b. 1782. 1737 Phebe Pomeroy, b. 178/. 

1736 Mercy Pomeroy, b. 1785. 

493 ELIJAH POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Aug. 
22, 1736, Southampton, Mass.; m. 1766, Ruth Phelps, b. April 6 
1738, Northampton, d. Sept. 24, 1823, Southampton, dau. of 
Samuel Phelps and Mindwell Fowler. He was a soldier of the 
French and Indian wars. Settled in the northern part of Souths 
ampton and became a prosperous farmer. He d. there intestate, 
Dec 3 1792, and an inventory of his estate, amounting to ±65o, 
was filed March 29, 1793, and the distribution (May 16, 1793) 
was made to his widow and children, Elijah, Enoch, Samuel, Ruth, 
and Joel. 

6th gen. Children: 

1738 Elijah Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1768; d. 1793; unm. 

1739 Dea. Stephen Pomeroy, b. June 20, 1769. + 

1740 Dr. Enoch Pomeroy, b. July 20, 1771. + 

1741 Samuel Pomeroy, b. May 13, 1774, + 

1742 Ruth Pomeroy, b. April 10, 1777. + 

1743 Joel Pomeroy, b. July 13, 1780. + 

494 ELEANOR POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
April 11, 1738, Southampton, Mass.; m. Oct. 21, 1762, James 
Hulbert, Jr., b. Sept. 20, 1735, d. Jan. 9, 1824, son of James Hul- 
bert and Mary Gauslin; she d. April 21, 1823. 
6th gen. Children, all b. Northampton, Mass.: 

1744 Seth Hulbert, b. July 8, 1763; m. March 6, 1782, Priscilla Pom- 
eroy, b. June 15, 1764, Southampton, dau. of Elisha Pomeroy and 
Priscilla Searle; he d. Feb. 24, 1783; s. p. , . ,^ u 

' 1745 Eleanor Hulbert, b. Nov. 22, 1764; m. Mr. Day; she d, M^rch 
20, 1785. ^ ^ .J 

1746 Rhoda Hulbert, b. April 15, 1766; m. (1) Erastus Bndgman; 
m (2) Perley Morgan. + 

1747 Rachel Hulbert, b. Dec. 29, 1768; m. Oct. 11, 1787, Elijah Tay- 
lor, b. Oct. 3, 1763, d. Aug. 23, 1841, son of Reuben Taylor; she 
d. March 21, 1845. Res., Lyons, N. Y. + 

1748 Samuel Hulbert, b. Aug. 7, 1770; d. July, 1772. 

1749 Moses Hulbert, b. Aug. 7, 1770, (twin with Samuel); m. Miss 
Harmon, Easthampton. <• tti-- v, 

1750 Phebe Hulbert, b. July 6, 1773; m. Elijah Parsons, son of Elijah, 
Northampton. ^ , , ^ 

1751 Achsah Hulbert, b. May 25, 1775; m. 179d, Noah Strong, son 
of Enos. + 

1752 Samuel Hulbert, b. May 12, 1777; d. March 26, 1860. 

1753 Joel Hulbert, b. Aug. 1, 1779; d. April 15, 1855; unm. 



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i 1754 James Hulbert, b. June 29, 1782 ; d. May 6, 1863. 

.1 yth gen. Children of Rhoda and Erastus Bridgman, (1J46): 

1755 Clark Bridgman, 
1755.1 Daughter Bridgman, m. Oliver Warner. 

Children of Rachel and Elijah Taylor, b. Northampton, (1747):- 

1756 Betsey Taylor, b. Sept. 19, 1788; m. Oct. 31, 1820, Abel Marsh; 
d. Aug. 9, 1875, Coldwater, Mich. 

1757 Theodosia Taylor, b. Jan. 8, 1790; m. Calvin L. Palmiter; d. 
March 16, 1875, Lyons, N. Y. 

% 1758 Polly Taylor, b. Aug. 25, 1791; d. Oct. 4, 1811; unm. 

\ 1759 Rachel Taylor, b. Aug. 12, 1793; m. Daniel F. Smith; d. Jan. 

14, 1880. 

1760 Ruth Taylor, b. Jan. 5, 1796; d. April 18, 1810. . 

1761 Sybil Taylor, b. April 16, 1799; m. Charles Parsons; d. Aug. 16, 
1883, Batavia, N. Y. 

1762 Pamelia Taylor, b. Oct. 9, 1801 ; m. Sept. 30, 1822, Ira Wells, b. 
July 15, 1794, Cambridge, N. Y., d. April 11, 1882, son of Henry 
Wells and Rebecca Collins; she d. Nov. 14, 1891. + 

1763 Elijah Pomeroy Taylor, b. Feb. 2, 1805; m. Jan., 1828, Jerusha 
Delling; d. Nov. 21, 1881, Lyons, N: Y. 

Children of Achsah and Noah Strong, (ly^i): 

1764 Phebe Strong, b. April 14, 1797; d. Aug. 1, 1869, unm. 

1765 Horatio Strong, b. Aug. 1, 1799; d. Nov. 20, 1802. 

1766 Achsah Strong, b. Oct. 23, 1802; m. (1) Waitstill Root Strong; 
m. (2) Chester Morrell. 

1767 Frederick Strong, b. Jan. 19, 1805. 

1768 Eleanor Strong, b. Aug. 16, 1807; m. Thomas Lyman. 

1769 Elizabeth Strong, b. Aug. 1, 1810; m. in 1841, Robert Porter, 
Essex, 111. 

1770 Jonathan Clark Strong, b. Sept. 1, 1814; d, March 29, 1832. 

8th gen. Children of Pamelia and Ira Wells, (1J62): 

1771 Harriet Hart Wells, b. Sept. 1, 1823, Red Creek, N. Y.; m. 
Sept. 25, 1844, Edwin J. Andrews ; she d. 1880, Lyons, N. Y. 

1772 Graham Albert Wells, b. April 19, 1827, Red Creek; m. Sept. 
14, 1864, Amelia A. Wells; he d. June 25, 1904, Indianapolis, Ind. 

1773 Frances Augusta Wells, b. Feb. 25, 1831, Lyons; m. Aug. 14, 
1854, Jesse C. Wisner. 

1774 Edward Bridgman Wells, b. April 12, 1833, Prattsburg, N. Y. ; 
m. Alice Gregory; he d. April 1, 1908, Oyde, N. Y. 

1775 Olivia Parmelia Wells, b. Nov. 23, 1836, Prattsburg, N. Y.; 
m. June 15, 1858, Samuel Newell Dada, b. Dec. 7, 1826, Cortland, 
N. Y., son of Lemuel Dada and Merinda Budlong. H- 

1776 Ira Baxter Wells, b. Feb. 18, 1839; m. Oct. 14, 1879, Mary C. 
Wolf; he d. May 3, 1844, Columbus, Ohio. 

1777 Sarah Rebecca Wells, b. March 3, 1843; m. Dec. 9, 1864, Cor- 
nelius Van de Vort; she d. Aug. 11, 1879, Phelps, N. Y. 



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pth gen. Children of Olivia and Samuel N. Dada, (1775): 

1778 George Salmon Dada, b. Aug. 15, 1860; m, Oct. 11, , 

Amelia Hamilton. 

1779 Gertrude Merinda Dada, b. Aug. 16, 1862; m. Jan. 16, 1888, 
William B. Fuller. 

1780 Harriet Elizabeth Dada, b. Aug. 16, 1864; m. Sept. 18, 1885, 
Lemuel E. Storms. 

1781 William Newell Dada, b. Feb. 8, 1868. 

1782 Edward Wells Dada, b. Aug. 6, 1873; m. May 9, 1895, Maud 
Failor. 

1783 Charles Graham Dada, b. July 28, 1875; m. Dec. 7, 1907, Ada 
Bergman. 

495 CALEB POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. July 
10, 1740, Southampton, Mass.; m. Sept. 20, 1770, Chloe Strong, 
b. June 22, 1744, d. 1821, dau. of Aaron and Rachel Strong; he 
d. Dec. 19, 1810; military service in the Revolution from Hamp- 
shire Co. ; joined Capt. Simeon Clap's company May 10, 1777. 
Farmer. Southampton, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

1784 Chloe Pomeroy, bp. 1772; m. Oct. 14, 1792, Willard Slack of 
Northampton, Mass., who d. Jan. 16, 1854, West Farms, Mass.; 
she d. there April 6, 1857. 

1785 Anna Pomeroy, bp. 1774. + 

1786 Caleb Pomeroy, b. 1777. 

1787 Gershom Pomeroy, b. 1779; d. 1806. 

1788 Sarah Pomeroy, b. 1782. + 

496 CHLOE POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), bp. Nov. 
29, 1741; m. Aug. 17, 1769, Simeon Strong (his 2d wife), b. 
Dec. 23, 1734, d. Jan. 7, 1820, son of Matthew Strong and Sarah 
Sheldon; she d. March 1, 1826. 

6th gen. Children: 

1789 Simeon Strong, bp. July 9, 1770; d. July, 1772. 

1790 Levi Strong, bp. Nov. 24, 1771 ; d. March 24, 1776. 

1791 Hannah Strong, bp. Sept. 5, 1773; d. March 24, 1776. 

1792 Simeon Strong, b. Feb. 5, 1775 ; d. May 13, 1786. 

1793 Hannah Strong, bp. March 16, 1777; m. 1796, Aaron Rice; she 
d. Aug. 6, 1798. 

1794 Levi Strong, bp. Nov. 24, 1779. 

1795 Joseph Strong, bp. May 2, 1780. 

1796 Nathaniel Strong, bp. May 2, 1783. 

1797 Chloe Strong, bp. Feb. 27, 1785. 

1798 Jerusha Strong, bp. Jan. 11, 1789. 

498 ENOS POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), h. 1746; 
m. (1) about 1767, Freedom Clark, b. 1748, d. 1786, dau. of Capt. 
Timothy Clark and Freedom Edwards; m. (2) Nov. 30, 1797, 
Miriam (Bartlett) Wolcott; he d. 1813. 



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6th gen. Children: 

1799 Enos Pomeroy, b. Oct. 4, 1768; m. (1) May 25, 1797, Phebe 
Clapp; m. (2) April 28, 1817, Mrs. Achsah Wright; he d. about 
1813, in Easthampton; s. p. -• 

1800 Sylvia Pomeroy, b. May 5, 1770. + 

1801 Hannah Pomeroy, b. 1776; m. Adolphus of Wyoming 

county, N. Y. 

1802 Dr. Saul Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1779. + 

1803 W^ARHAM Pomeroy, b. Aug. 29, 1781. + 

1804 Seth Pomeroy, b. 1784. + 

1805 Freedom Pomeroy, b. 1786. + 

Child by 2d wife: 

1806 Infant, d. soon. 

501 SOLOMON POMEROY, {Caleb, Samuel, Caleb, Elfweed), bp. 

Jan. 26, 1752; m. Oct. 6, 1779, Rachel Alvord, bp. Sept. 25, 1757, 

d. April 25, 1831 ; settled in Easthampton, where he d. Nov. 6, 

\i 1829. It is possible that this is the Solomon Pomeroy who joined 

Capt. Solomon White's company from Southampton, May 20, 1777. 

6th gen. Children: 

1807 Solomon Pomeroy, b. 1781. + 

1808 Clarissa Pomeroy, bp. 1783 ; m. 1800, Jonathan Wolcott of South- 
ampton; she d. Sept. 15, 1816. 

1809 Theodosia Pomeroy, b. at Easthampton, 1785. 

1810 Sylvester Pomeroy, b. at Easthampton, 1786. 

522 LOIS POMEROY, (Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. May 
29, 1749, Southampton, Mass.; m. 1772, Zadoc Hubbard, b. Jan., 
1749, Westfield, Mass., son of Daniel Hubbard (John Hulburd, 
John Hulburd, William Hulburd who came to Dorchester in 1630, 
to Windsor in 1636, to Northampton in 1657) and Naomi Root. 
Daniel changed his name from Hulburd to Hubbard in 1755, it 
having been spelled also Hulbert, the change being made after he 
located in Pittsfield. He was a soldier of the Revolution. Lois 
Pomeroy Hubbard d. 1779, at Lansboro, Mass.; he m. (2) about 
1780, Mrs. Sally (Lobdell) Sprague, b. Sept. 29, 1746, Ridge- 
field, Conn., d. Dec. 2, 1838, Chenango Forks, N. Y., dau. of 
Joshua Lobdell and Sarah Scott; he d. in 1814, at Aurora, N. Y. 
6th gen. Children by ist wife, b. Lansboro, Mass.: 

1811 Zadoc Hubbard, Jr., b. 1773; m. Feb. 19, 1795, Mrs. Polly Blos- 
som of Lenox, Mass. ; he d. 1823, at Onondaga Hill, N. Y. + 

1812 Nathan Hubbard, b. Feb., 1775; m. June 4, 1801, Alma Belden, 
b. Jan. 7, 1777, in Lenox, Mass., dau. of Oliver Belden (Silas, 
Jonathan, John, Richard) and Ann Woodruff (his 2d wife) : 
he d. 1813, at Middlebury, Vt. ; she m. (2) 1817, David Seymour, 
Jr., (who had previously m. Sally Hubbard, dau. of Zadoc Hub- 
bard and Sarah Lobdell Sprague); Alma d. in 1828; Mr. Sey- 
mour m. (3) Cynthia Holdbridge; he was b. in Norwalk, Conn., 
1772, d. in Lisle, N. Y., 1856. +. 



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1813 Lois Hubbard, b. June 20, 1777; m. Jan. 4, 1801, Stephen Wells, 
Jr., of Lenox, Mass., (Edward, Edward, Thomas, Thomas, Na- 
thaniel), b. June 20, 1777, d. April 21, 1846, Brocton, N. Y.; she 
d. March 24,^1861, bu. at Hedgesville, N. Y. + 

Jth gen. Children of Zadoc and Polly Hubbard, (i8ii): 

1814 Lois Hubbard. 1817 Polly Hubbard. 

1815 Amos Hubbard. 1818 Eunice Hubbard. 

1816 Daniel Hubbard. 

Children of Nathan and Alma Hubbard, (1812): 

1819 Franklin Hubbard, b. Oct. 21, 1801; m. 1828, Maria Eggleston 
Seymour, dau. of Ira Seymour (David, John, John, Thomas, 
Richard) and Ruth Patterson, b. March 31, 1806, d. 1888; he d. 
1865, Davenport, Iowa. Resided in ^Mercer, Pa. 

1820 Chauncey Pomeroy Hubbard, b. Nov. 17, 1803, Pittsfield, Mass. ; 
m. Aug. 3, 1831, Mary Wells, b. Jan. 25, 1807, Lenox, Mass., d. 
Sept. 8, 1898, Fredonia, N. Y., dau. of Stephen Wells (Stephen, 
Edward, Edward, Thomas, Thomas, Nathaniel) and Lois Hub- 
bard. (Mary Wells Hubbard was eighth in descent from Richard 
Warren and William Brewster of the Mayflower.) Chauncey 
Pomeroy Hubbard and wife were original members of the First 
Presb>i:erian Church of Woodhull, N. Y., and he an Elder in the 
Presb>i:erian Church for nearly 60 years. He was a pioneer of 
Cameron, N. Y., where he lived fifty years, moving in 1885 to 
Fredonia. N. Y. ; he d. April 10, 1894. + 

1821 Fanny Belden Hubbard, b. Dec, 1805, Middlebury, Vt. ; m. Oct., 
1828, Dr. Ezra W. Gleason, of Boston, Mass., b. 1804, d. Feb. 
22, 1853, in ship en route to California; she d. May 23, 1857, 
Batavia, N. Y. 

1822 Captain Nathan Pomeroy Hubbard, b. March, 1813; he was 
for many years a steamboat Captain on the Mississippi River, and 
later a farmer at Clinton, Iowa; d. May 9, 1882, Battle Creek, 
Mich.; unm. 

Children of Lois and Stephen Wells, Jr., (1813): 

1823 Hubbard Ford Wells, b. Dec. 11, 1801, Lenox, Mass.; m. Sept., 
1828, Mary Antoinette Rees, b. May 5. 1806, dau. of William Rees 
and Anna Knapp; she d. July 28. 1875, Mercer, Pa.; he d. there 
April 17, 1878. 

1824 Eliza Wells, b. May 1, 1803, Lenox, Mass.; m. June 27, 1826, 
David Smith of Sherburne, N. Y., who d. 1860, at Addison, N. 
Y.; she d. June 11, 1845, China, N. Y.; he m. (2) July 11, 1846, 
Margaret Ford, b. April 19, 1798, Norwich, Conn. 

1825 George Wells, b. June 4, 1805, Lenox; d. there June 10, 1808. 

1826 Mary Wells, b. Jan. 25, 1807, Lenox, Mass.; m. Chauncey Pom- 
eroy Hubbard. (See 1820.) 

1827 Rev. George Marion Wells, b. April 25, 1810, Lenox, Mass. ; m. 
June 10, 1833, Lucy Stark, b. March 30, 1808, Rocky Ford, Conn., 
dau. of James Stark and Ruth Yeomans, who d. March 26, 1881, 
Unionville; he d. Oct. 4, 1897, Lucerne, Mo. 



1828 Luke Wells, b. and d. 1813, Lenox, Mass , m v 

1829 Luke Wells, b. Oct., 1814, Lenox; d. Aug. 1, 1821, Richford, NY. 

1830 Henry Wells, b. Sept., 1820, Richford, N. Y.; d, there June, 1824. 

8th gen. Children of Chauncey P. and Mary Hubbard, (1820): 

1831 Emily Hubbard, b. June 3, 1832, WoodhuU, N. Y.; m. Nov. 22, 
1881 Daniel Stearns Hubbard (his 2d wife) of Syracuse N. 
Y., where he d. Oct. 6, 1899. 

1832 Ann Maria Hubbard, b. April 27, 1834, Cameron, N. Y. ; m. ( 1 ) 
July 25, 1871, Rev. David Sanford Morse, b. 1792, d. Dec. 21, 
1871; she m. (2) June 17, 1873, Amasa Cooke; she d. Feb. 18, 
1905, Pittsfield, ]\Iass. >t xr ^ ^t ^A 

1833 Adelaid Hubbard, b. Feb. 11, 1837, Cameron, N. Y.; d. May 14, 
1908, Fredonia, N. Y.; unm. ^ ^ ^ ^ tvt t. c 

1834 Mary Adelia Hubbard, b. Jan. 20, 1839, Cameron; d. March 5, 

1841. 

1835 Rev Albert Wells Hubbard, b. Oct. 18, 1841; m. Aug. 25, 1873, 
Emma Roxanna Spencer, b. April 9, 1851, dau. of Judge George 
Tilley Spencer and Harriet Stacey; Amherst, 1867; Prmceton 
Seminary, 1870, where he was ordained a missionary of the A. B 
C. F. M., and went out to Sivas, Asia, in 1873 ; he d. there April 
13 1899 

1836 Chauncey George Hubbard, M.D., b. Oct. 16, 1845 ;m. Oct. 14, 
1880, Florence Nightingale Prentice, b. May 14, 18d8, Jasper, 
N Y., dau. of Henry C. Prentice (Jonathan, Henry, William, Na- 
thaniel, Henry, Henry) and Amanda M. Keeler. Dr. Hubbard gr. 
from the New York University Medical College, 1871 ; settled .in 
Homell, N. Y., where he has since practiced his profession; he is 
an Elder of the Presbyterian Church; was coroner six years, sec- 
retary of the Hornell Board of Health thirteen years; has been 
manager of the Homell Library thirty years. Residence, Homell, 

N. Y. + 

1837 Alma Rose Hubbard, b. Feb. 22, 1850; teacher, residing m Fre- 

1838 Mary Annette Hubbard, b. Nov. 9, 1851 ; d. Feb. 22, 1853. 

pth gen Children of Dr. Chauncey G. and Florence N. Hubbard, 
(1836): 

1839 Mary Hubbard, b. Feb. 2, 1882; d. Feb. 12, 1882. 

1840 Chauncey Prentice Hubbard, b. April 20, 1883; m. May 20, 
1903, Clara E. Losey, b. 1880. ^ ioat 

1841 Harold Cedric Hubbard, b. Sept. 17, 1889; m. July 6, 1907, 
Irene Maud Torrence, b. Sept. 3, 1890, dau. of Jerome Bona- 
parte Torrence and Elizabeth Ann Brink. 

526 LYDIA POMEROY, {Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Feb. 
29 1756, Southampton, Mass.; m. April 23, 1785, at Southamp- 
ton, Mass., Ichabod How, b. April 23, 1749, Brookfield, Mass., d. 
Sept. 21, 1820, son of Ichabod How and wife Phebe Tenney; 
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6th gen. Children, b. W. Springfield, Mass.: 
\M2 Lydia How, b. May 6, 1786; m. Jan. 16, 1812, Thaddeus Searl, b. 
May 29, 1782, Southampton, d. IMarch 31, 1859, son of Nathaniel 
Searl, Jr., and wife Experience (Warner) Loomis; she d. March 
12 1857 "f" 

1843 IchabodHow, b. April 16, 1788; m. (1) Nov. 14, 1816, Eunicia 
Street, b. Aug. 28, 1790, dau. of Samuel Street and wife Anna 
Munson; she d. 1825; he m. (2) April 13, 1826, Lydia Baldwin, 
who d. Alay 27, 1833, dau. of Lydia Searl and William Baldwin; 
he m. (3) May 3, 1836, Esther Smith, dau. of Alexander Smith 
and wife Elizabeth Hastings. 

1844 Joshua How, d. ae. 4 years. 1846 Grace How, d. ae. 5 years. 

1845 Phebe How, d. ae. 8 years. 

yth gen. Children of Lydia and Thaddeus Searl, (1842): '■■' 

1847 Elvira Phebe Searl, b. Dec. 7, 1812; m. Sept. 26, 1838, Abel 
Phillips. 

1848 Theodore Searl, b. Dec. 8, 1814; m. Jan, 30, 1843, Catherine 
Gunn. 

1849 Lydia Warner Searl, b. May 12, 1819; d. Sept. 18, 1820. 

1850 Lydia Ann Searl, b. Jan. 3, 1822; d. Tune 10, 1901. 

1851 Mary Warner Searl, b. Dec. 19, 1824; d. Tan. 20, 1840. 

1852 Thaddeus Warner Searl, b. March 2, 1827; d. Dec. 31, 1829. 

1853 Henry Thaddeus Searl, b. Aug. 25, 1829; m. March 20, 1856, 
Helen Jane Avery of Southampton. 

1854 ylCHABOD How Searle, b. Dec. 22, 1831 ; m. Dec. 3, 1867, at Ves- 
/ per, N. Y., Jennie Darrow, dau. of Samuel and Nancy Darrow of 

Onondaga, N. Y. 

1855 Edward Payson Searl, b. Jan. 4, 1834; m. twice; no records 
found; said to be living at Springfield, Mass., (1911). 

Children of Ichahod and Eunicia Howe, (184^): 

1856 Grace Howe, b. May 20, 1819; ra. April 12, 1843, Almon Nelson; 
d. Nov. 28, 1847. 

1857 Joshua Munson Howe, b. June 18, 1821; m. Lydia Barker; d. 
Sept. 16, 1859. 

1858 Anna Street Howe, b. Sept. 6, 1823; m. March 4, 1852, Dick- 
son Fleming of W. Lebanon, Ind.; d. Feb. 11, 1900. 

Children of Ichahod and (2d zvife) Lydia Howe, (1843): 

1859 Ichabod Howe, b. Oct. 10, 1827; d. Feb. 13, 1832. 

1860 Lydia Eunicia Howe, b. April 21, 1830; d. Nov. 19, 1830. 

Child of Ichabod and (sd wife) Esther Howe, (1843): 

1861 Eunicia Lydia Esther Howe, b. May 1, 1837: m. April 26, 1859, 
Vinson Clapp Searle of Holyoke, Mass.; d. April 22, 1904. 

527 MIRIAM POMEROY, {Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
March 25, 1759, Southampton, Mass.; m. Isaac Lobdell, son of 
Joshua and Sarah Scott Lobdell of Ridgefield, Conn.; twelve 
years after their marriage they moved to Westerlo, Albany county, 
N. Y., where both became members of the Baptist church, organ- 



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ized in 1800, as charter members. The first mills in Albany county 
were erected in 1795, at Westerlo by Isaac Lobdell and one Mr. 
Baker. Miriam Pomeroy Lobdell d. at Westerlo, Sept. 11, 1802; 
he m. (2) Jerusha Lobdell, his cousin, dau. of Joshua and Eliza- 
beth Sherwood Lobdell of Salem, N. Y. ; he d. IMarch 24, 1838. 

Mr. Isaac Lobdell entered the Revolutionary War service at 
Hancock, iMass., in 1778, Capt. Joseph Barnes' company, Col. 
Simonds' regiment, and went to Pittsfield, later joining Gen. Wash- 
ington's army at Kings Bridge, going thence to White Plains, in which 
battle he was engaged. In August of the following year he joined 
i Capt. Smith's company and marched to Lake George; he was also 

at the battle of Saratoga and the capture of Burgoyne's army. 
6th gen. Children: 
1862 Miriam Lobdell, b. at Lanesboro, Mass. ; m. James Jaycox ; they 
adopted a son and daughter of Nelson Lobdell, who had married 
Miriam, dau. of Olive Lobdell (her sister) and John Myers; re- 
j sided in Westerlo, N. Y. 

j 1863 Lois Lobdell, b. Jan. 5, 1784, Lanesboro; m. July 11, 1802, Joshua 

I Thompkins, farmer of Readsville, b. May 22, 1776, d. 1866; he 

1 was a Quaker, son of Elisha Thompkins; she d. at Chesterville, 

1 N. Y., Nov. 25, 1828. 

I 1864 Anna Lobdell, m. Knight Bennett. 

\ 1865 Isaac Lobdell, Jr., b. Jan. 27, 1788, at Lanesboro; m. (1) Nancy 

i Udell, dau. of William and Margaret (Horgan) Udell; he m. (2) 

j Lorinda (Chapin) Babcock, dau. of William Chapin and widow of 

Josiah Hubbell Babcock of Broadalbin, N. Y., d. Aug. 31, 1857, 
Westerlo, N. Y. 

1866 Joshua Pomeroy Lobdell. 

1867 Olive Lobdell, m. John Myers. + 

1868 Princess Lobdell, b. March' 15, 1800, Westerlo, N. Y.; m. March, 
1818, Asa Keyes Jackson; she d. at Westerlo, April 15, 1874. 

Ith gen. Child of Olive and John Myers, (i86j): 

1869 Miriam Myers, m. Nelson Lobdell. 

528 GRACE POMEROY, {Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. May 
20, 1761, Southampton. Mass.; m. at Lanesboro, Mass.. Simon 
Lobdell, b. Feb. 25, 1762; thev moved to Westerlo, N. Y. ; she d. 
Oct. 12, 1845; he d. Dec, 1850, both being buried at Westerlo, 
where they resided. 

6th gen. Children, b. at Westerlo: 

1870 Rebecca Lobdell, b. June 4, 1784; m. Sylvester Ruland. + 

1871 Simon Lobdell, Jr., b. Feb. 18, 1786; m. (1) Harriet Blaisdell; 
m. (2) Phebe Hurlburt; he was a farmer; d. April 11, 1867. 

1872 Jacob Lobdell, b. March 31, 1788. 

1873 Gideon Lobdell, b. Nov. 29, 1789; m. Jane Dodge at Freehold, 
N. Y.; he d. Jan. 6, 1859. 

1874 James Lobdell, b. Dec. 5, 1792; d. Nov., 1797. 

1875 Daniel Lobdell, b. Sept. 25, 1794; d. Nov., 1797. 

1876 Enos Lobdell, b. Jan. 8, .1796; d. Nov., 1797. 



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1877 Lydia Lobdell, b. Dec. 15, 1797; m. William Ingalls; had three 
children; she d. and Mr. Ingalls moved to x\lexandria, Va. 

1878 James Lobdell, b. March 5, 1800; m. Sallie Corvell of Schoharie 
county, N. Y. ; they settled in Rock Valley, N. Y., where he pur- 
chased a large tract of woodland and constructed a saw-mill. + 

1879 Grace Lobdell, b. Jan. 11, 1802; m. .Stewart Austin; they had a 
daughter, who married and lived at Greenbush, N. Y. ; the mother 
lived with her until after she had passed her 90th birthday. 

1880 Miriam Lobdell, b. May 26, 1803; m. 1821, at Westerlo, Alben 
Ruland, b. June 5, 1802, d. Sept. 8, 1881, son of Benjamin Ruland, 
who served seven years in the Colonial wars, and Olive Fuller; 
he was a cooper. 

yth gen. Children of Rebecca and Sylvester Ruland, (i8yo): 

1881 Eliza Ruland, m. Theodorus Hart. 

1882 Julia Ruland, m. Israel Laketon, 

Child of James and Sally Lobdell, (i8j8): 

1883 Lucy Ann Lobdell, m. John Slater; he served in the Union army 
during the Civil War, and was killed in battle. 

529 GIDEON POMEROY, (Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), bp. 
June 12, 1765; m. (pub.) May 3, 1789, Irene Brown, b. Sept. 4. 1767, 
at Pascommuck, Mass.. d. Sept. 9, 1847, dau. of Rufus Brown and 
Jerusha Alexander; Gideon d. May 27, 1843. Rufus Brown's 
grandmother was Mrs. Benjamin Janes; she was knocked down 
and scalped in the Pascommuck massacre, yet recovered and lived 
many years and raised a family; lier husband escaped and secured 
a boat in which he went to Nortiiampton for assistance. It was 
on the summit of Pomeroy's Mountain that the savages left his 
wife for dead. Pursuit was prompt and the flight of the Indians 
hurried, hence Mrs. Janes soon had relief. There can be nothing 
more remarkable in modern romance than these tragic incidents 
grouped together: The Janes children knocked on the head at 
the Wait farm and one of them recovering to become the ances- 
tor of a long line of descendants, and the wife of Benjamin Janes, 
scalped and left for dead, reviving- on the top of Pomeroy's Moun- 
tain, where she had been sacrificed. 

6th gen. Children: 

1884 Joshua Pomeroy, bp. Dec. 17, 1790. + 

1885 Gideon Pomeroy, b. June, 1791. -^ 

1886 Irene Pomeroy, b. March 19, 1793, in Southampton, Mass.; m. 
Aug. 6, 1831, Benjamin Hay den of Northampton; m. (2) Phil- 
ander Marsh, b. in Montague, Mass., April 16, 1779, son of 
Ephraim Marsh and Sarah Mattoon; he d. March 24, 1863, in 
Southampton; she d. Nov. 29, 1874, in Southampton; s. p. 

1887 Lois Pomeroy, b. Feb. 17, 1795. + 

1888 Phebe Pomeroy, b. June 14, 1797. + 

1889 George Pomeroy, b. May 1, 1799. + 

1890 Jonathan^ Pomeroy, b. and d. 1801. 



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I 1891 Jonathan Pomeroy, b. May 17, 1803. + 
J 1892 David Pomeroy, b. May 25, 1805. + 

1893 John Pomeroy, b. in 1807; d. 1809. 

530 JUSTUS POMEROY, (Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Jan. 
19, 1767; m. Sept. 16. 1790, Silence Brown, b. :May 26, 1769, d. 
July 19, 1848; he d. April 15, 1842. They lived in Easthampton. 
The grandmothers of both parents of Silence Brown were toma- 
1 hawked and scalped. May, 1704, in the Pascommuck massacre near 

•^ the north ridge of jMount Tom, but both recovered. Her Grand- 

mother Alexander was Abigail Pomeroy, who m. first John Searle, 
who was one of the slain; she afterwards married Nathaniel 
Alexander. Silence Brown was descended from Hannah Janes 
and Daniel Alexander, both of whom suffered all but death in the 
Pascommuck massacre. 

6th gen. Children: 

1894 Tryphena Pomeroy, b. April 18, 1792; d. Feb. 6, 1880; unm. 

1895 Dea. Spencer Pomeroy, b. May 14, 1795. + 

1896 Julius Pomeroy, b. May 6, 1802. 4- 

1897 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Dec. 3. 1798. + 

1898 Jefferson Pomeroy, b. Feb. 11, 1805; d. Oct. 20, 1806. 

1899 Thomas Jefferson Pomeroy, b. April 12. 1808. 4- 

1900 Justus Pomeroy, b. Dec. 17, 1810; d. April 21, 1860. 

. 531 PRINCESS POMEROY, {Joshua, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Jan. 19, 1767; bp. Feb. 22, 1767, (twin with Justus); m. April 
25, 1793, Solomon Wolcott, b. 1768, d. April 23, 1852, son of 

Solomon Wolcott; she d ; he m. (2) 1804, Polly Rogers, 

dau. of John and Jane Rogers, d. April 29, 1860. Lived in West 
Springfield, Mass. 

6th gen. Children, (ist marriage): 

1901 Princess Wolcott, m. Shaler Winchell. 

1902 Moses Wolcott. 1903 Amanda Wolcott. 

533 ICHABOD pomeroy. {Noah, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
March 9, 1757; m. Feb. 14, 1782, Lucv Harris, b. Aug. 11, 1759, 
d. March 4, 1837; he d. Nov. 13, 1843. When Ichabod Pomeroy 's 
family began to multiply he was not content to farm among the 
rocks and along the hill-sides of New England, and with his wife 
and nine children, he determined to move into the settlement then 
called New Connecticut, now the Western Reserve, considered as 
being in the far west at that time. He purchased a lot of wild 
land in Geauga County, Ohio, and with his family located thereon 
in July, 1808. In a history of Geauga county we find the state- 
ment: 

"Six families located in Hamden township in the spring of 1808; 
that Ichabod was a useful and public spirited man in the community ; 
and that he usually officiated at funerals when there was no minister. 
He put up the first frame barn in 1812. The school was presided 



over by his daughter Anna Pomeroy, who married Anson Pease 
in 1811." 

6th gen. Childrett: 

1904 Daniel Pomeroy, b. Nov. 5, 1782; d. Nov. 11, 1782. 

1905 Ann Pomeroy, b. July 11, 1784; d. July 25, 1786. 

1906 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Nov. 29, 1785; m. Mr. Harmon.- 

1907 Anna Pomeroy, b. April 16, 1787 ; m. Anson Pease. 

1908 Temperance Pomeroy, b. July 12, 1789. + 

1909 Sarah Ely Pomeroy, b. Feb. 22, 1791. + 

1910 IcHABOD Pomeroy, b. June 28, 1792; m. Lucy Bond. 

1911 Alpheus Sweetland Pomeroy, b. June 8, 1794; d. June 19 1803 

1912 Daniel Harris Pomeroy, b. April 27, 1796. + 

1913 TiRZAH Root Pomeroy, b. March 20, 1798; d. Aug. 8, 1820. 

1914 JosiAH Andrus Pomeroy, b. Oct. 17, 1800. + 

1915 Noah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 9, 1802. + 

534 GAD POMEROY, {Noah, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. April 22, 
1759; m. 1782, Lucy Hering of Westhampton, Mass., b. 1761, d.' 
1838; he was a soldier of the Revolution, and joined Capt. George 
Webb's Company of the Continental army, July 11, 1780, from 
Southampton. He d. Feb. 14, 1834. 

6th gen. Children: 

1916 Russell Pomeroy, b. 1782. + 

1917 Titus Pomeroy, b. 1784. + 

1918 Gad Pomeroy, bp. 1787. + 

1919 Charity Pomeroy, bp. about 1789; m. (1) Winthrop Moseley; 
m. (2) Joshua Darrow. 

1920 Clarissa Pomeroy, bp. about 1790; d. March 24, 1812- unm 

1921 Julius Pomeroy, b. 1792. + ' ' ^^ 

1922 Rachel Pomeroy, b. 1793; d. Nov. 5, 1814. ^' 

1923 Enoch Pomeroy, b. Dec. 31, 1804. + f 

535 JOEL POMEROY. {Noah, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. April 8, 
1762; m. Aug. 14, 1796, Mary Campbell of Chester, b. 1764, d. 
Aug. 28, 1856; he d. June 25, 1845. 

6th gen. Children: 

1924 Mary (Polly) Pomeroy, b. 1797; d. 1803. 

1925 Sarah Pomeroy, b. 1799; d. 1803, like her sister, of scarlet fever. 

1926 Wells Pomeroy, b. 1800; m. 1819. + 

1927 Joel Pomeroy, b. 1802. + 

1928 Jeremiah Pomeroy, b. May 2, 1804. + 

1929 Mary Pomeroy, bp. Jan. 25, 1808. + 

1930 Sarah Pomeroy, b. 1811. + 

1931 Cornelius Pomeroy, b. 1814. + 

1932 Clarissa Pomeroy, b. 1816; d. April 11, 1851; unm. 

1933 Rachel Pomeroy, b. 1818; m. DeGraff, who engaged in 

railroad construction; he d. March 19, 1879, in Dayton, Ohio. 



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«fi DANIEL POMEROY, (Noah, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. April 
8 1762; m. March 29, 1789, Mary Loveland; they were pioneers 
from Perue, Berkshire county, Mass., to Thompson, Geauga coun- 
ty, Ohio, in 1809; he d. in 1844. 
6th Qen. Children: 

1934 Eleazer Pomeroy, b. Oct. 14, 1790. + 

1935 Polly Pomeroy, b. Jan. 27, 1793. ^ 

1936 Leonard Pomeroy, b. Oct. 16, 1795. 

1937 Dolly Pomeroy, b. Nov. 22, 1798. + 

1938 Lydiah Pomeroy, b. May 24, 1801. 

1939 Altha Pomeroy, b. Dec. 31, 1803. 

«q RUBY POMEROY, (Noah, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1775; 
m Timothy Seward, who d. 1840; she d. in Northampton of 
pneumonia; at the time of her burial the snow was so deep that 
her remains were taken in a sled across the lots and over the 
fences, to the cemetery. 
6th gen. Children: 

1940 Alpheus Seward, b. about 1805; he d. probably in Ohio; unm. • 
i941 I^ Seward, b. Feb. 13, 1807; m. 1826, Phebe Bailey; he d. Feb. 

7, 1882; they had a large family, but no details are accessible. 
Resided 'in Knox county, Nebraska. 

^^ ABIGAIL POMEROY, {Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed) b 
Nov 22 1747, Amherst; m. Justus Williams of Amherst, b. about 
1737; she d. Nov. 20, 1832. 
6th gen. Children: 

1942 Justus Williams, b. and d. ; no dates. 

1943 Rachel Williams, b. 1767. 

1944 Abigail Williams, b. about 1769. ^ n ,, i,f 

1945 Chester Williams, m. Sara Howe, m Enfield, Mass. 

1946 Zebediah Williams, d. 1798. * u . a/t 

1947 Elijah Williams, b. about 1777; d. 1809, at Amherst, Mass. 

1948 Mary Williams, b. 1782; d. 1796, at Amherst. 

1949 Ebenezer Williams, b. June 17, 1783; m. Jan. 24, 1808, Philo< 
mela Dickinson. 

1950 Solomon Williams, b. 1788; d. 1809. 

1951 Fanny Williams, b.; m. Dr. Sellers. 

546 EUNICE POMEROY, (Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Nov. 24, 1749, Amherst; m. Amos Nash, bp. 1750. Kes., Am- 
herst, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

1952 Clarissa Nash, d. unm. 

1953 Eunice Nash, d. 1790; unm. . 

1954 Silas Nash, b. Oct. 1, 1783; m. May 14, 1815; d. m Williamson, 

N Y 

1955 Lucretia Nash, b. 1786; m. Mr. Moody; d. at Rochester, N. Y. 

1956 Salome Nash, m. Mr. Moody; d. 181b. 



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547 LUCY POMEROY, (Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltzneed), b. Jan. 
22, 1752; m. (1) Sept. 15, 1774, Samuel Hastings, b. March 1, 
1752, d. Oct. 1, 1807, son of Thomas Hastings. Thomas Hast- 
ings was b. in Watertown July 1, 1652, (son of Thomas, a physi- 
cian; settled in Hatfield, practicing extensively in the neighboring 
towns. He died July 23, 1712, ae. 60; m. (1) Oct. 10. 1672, 
Anna, dau. of John Hawkes; she d. Oct. 25, 1705; he m. (2) Feb. 
14, 1706, Mary, dau. of David Burt of Northampton. She (Mary) 
m. May 17, 1713, Samuel Belding. Thomas and Anna had nine 
children, of whom was Thomas, b. Sept. 24, 1679, (d. April 14, 
1728), who became a physician in Hatfield, and m. March 6, 1701, 
Mary, dau. of John Field of Hatfield. They had twelve children, 
of whom was Thomas, b. Jan. 28, 1721. This Thomas removed 
about 1753 from Hatfield to Amherst, where he d. Jan. 22, 1787, 
ae. 66. He married Mary, dau. of Joseph Belden, who d. July 
31, 1801, ae. 78. They had twelve children, of whom was the 
above Samuel. His sister, Mary Hastings, m. Simeon Pomeroy, 
Lucy's brother.) Lucy m. (2) Alartin Kellogg (his second wife). 

6th gen. Children of ist marriage: 

1957 Waitstill Hastings, b. June 15, 1775; d. Jan. 3, 1776. 

1958 Waitstill Hastings, b. July 24, 1778; m. Elsy Shaw. 

1959 Elisha Hastings, b. July 31, 1780; m. Abigail Potwin. 

1960 Samuel Hastings, b. Nov. 14, 1785; m. Sarah Spear. 

1961 Daniel Hastings, b. and d. July 19, 1788. 

548 SIMEON POMEROY, {Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
April 24, 1754; m. Dec. 30, 1779, Mary Hastings, dau. of Thomas 
Hastings and Mary Belden, b. Aug. 7, 1759, d. Feb. 12, 1814, at 
Amherst, Mass.; m. (2) Hannah, widow of Thomas Goodale; he 
d. Oct. 28, 1847, at Amherst. Mass. He was a soldier of the 
Revolution, joining Capt. Nodiah Leonard's company April 29, 
1775; also, June 24, 1775; he also served an enlistment with Capt. 
Reuben Dickinson's company in 1776. 

6th gen. Children: 

1962 Samuel Pomeroy, b. Sept. 3, 1781. + 

1963 Moses Pomeroy, b. June 26, 1783. + 

1964 Jesse Pomeroy, b. Jan. 7, 1785. + 

1965 Luther Pomeroy, b. Sept. 19, 1788. + 

1966 Simeon Pomeroy, b. March 2, 1791. + 

1967 Levi Pomeroy, b. May 8, 1793. + 

550 JERUSHA POMEROY, (Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Feb. 6, 1760, Amherst; m. Jan. 23, 1783, Philip Edwards, bp. Feb. 
10, 1760, son of Jonathan Edwards. 
6th gen. Children: 

1968 Jerusha Edwards. 

1969 Ira Edwards, b. Nov, 14, 1784; d. Nov. 28, 1805. 

1970 AcHSA Edwards, b. April, 1785. 

1971 Philip Edwards, b. Dec. 17, 1786. 



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1972 Abraham Edwards, b. 1791. 1976 Tama Edwards, b. 1796. 

1973 David Edwards, b. 1791. 1977 Jonathan Edwards, b. 1802. 

1974 Hannah Edwards, b. 1793. 1978 Hannah Edwards, b. 1804. 

1975 William Edwards, b. 1794. 

551 DAVID POMEROY. (Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. March 
12, 1762, at i\mherst, Mass.; m. Sabra Blodgett, b. Nov. 1, 1765, 
d. April 14, 1807, dau. of David of Amherst; he d. Aug. 6, 1825. 
Res., Amherst, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

1979 Lois Pomeroy, b. March 18, 1787; d. Feb. 27, 1806. 

1980 Ansel Pomeroy, b. July 21, 1788. + 

1981 Sabr.\ Pomeroy, b. March 23. 1792. + 

1982 Almary Pomeroy, b. March 12, 1794. + 

1983 Mary Pomeroy, b. Oct. 4, 1796; d. Feb. 17, 1816. 

1984 David Pomeroy, b. July 2, 1799. + 

1985 Maria Pomeroy, b. Jan. 16, 1802. + 

553 DORCAS POMEROY, {Simeon, Samuel, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Oct. 13, 1767, Amherst; m. Oct. 26, 1794, Justus Clark of Am- 
herst, Mass., b. Nov. 24, 1765, d. Dec. 25, 1747, son of Simeon 
Clark; she d. July 22, 1849. 

6th gen. Children: 

1986 Mary Clark, b. Oct. 19, 1795 ; d. Aug. 13, 1805. 

1987 Calvin Clark, b. Oct. 13, 1796; d. Aug. 27, 1798. 

1988 Lucius Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1798; d. Aug. 20, 1803. 

1989 AcHSA Clark, b. June 23, 1802; m. Aug. 4, 1839; d. May 15, 1887. 

1990 Mary Clark, b. July 11, 1804; m. Simeon Smith; d. 1885. 

1991 Nancy Clark, b. Aug. 27, 1808 ; d. Dec. 24, 1883. 

615 EBENEZER POMEROY, (Ebeneser, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 
Jan. 17, 1741, Easthampton, Mass.; m. Sept. 3, 1766, Experience 
Clark, dau. of Aaron Clark, b. Dec. 9, 1745, d. March 4, 1836; he 
d. Sept. 7, 1826. He was a soldier of the Revolution, private in 
Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's company, Col. John Dickinson's regi- 
ment; enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777; joined 
the expedition to Saratoga under Col. Ezra May; service 90 days, 
including 112 miles travel. Res., Otisco Hill, Onondaga county, 
N. Y. 

6th gen. Children: 

1992 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. July 6, 1767; d. Sept. 13, 1771. 

1993 Experience Pomeroy, b. March 5, 1768; m. 1787, Ira Pomeroy, 
son of Samuel. 

1994 Stephen Pomeroy, b. April 7, 1771 ; d. Oct. 7, 1774. 

1995 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. June 29, 1772. + 

1996 Lucy Pomeroy, b. 1773; m. Sept. 23, 1792, Joseph King of North- 
ampton; she d. Jan. 1, 1805. 

1997 Stephen Pomeroy, b. Aug. 6, 1775. + 

1998 Esther Pomeroy, b. Dec. 28, 1776 ; d. June 25, 1802. 



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1999 HosEA PoMEROY, b. Aug. 5, 1780. + 

2000 Rev. Thaddeus Pomeroy, b. Feb. 28, 1782. + 

2001 LiBBEus Pomeroy, b. Aug. 10, 1784. + 

2002 Walter Pomeroy, b. July 3, 1791 ; d. Jan. 18, 1792. 

619 GEN. TIMOTHY POMEROY, {Ehenezer, Eldad, Caleb, Elt- 
weed), b. Jan. 13, 1750, in Southampton, Mass.; m. (1) Dec. 9, 
1777, Phebe Pomeroy, dau. of Caleb and Thankful Phelps, b. 
May 24, 1754, d. April 25, 1785; he m. (2) April 8, 1788, Anna 
Burt of Northampton, b. Dec. 23, 1756; he d. 1793; she m. (2) 
Nathaniel Searle. Resided at Pomeroy Meadows and Southamp- 
ton. He was a corporal in Capt. John Kirtland's company, hav- 
ing enlisted Aug. 16, 1777. He was a minute-man in the Ben- 
nington engagement; and was known as General of militia after 
the declaration of peace and the organization of state troops for 
home protection against straggling bands of Indians. 
6th gen. Children by ist ivife: ' 

2003 Phebe Pomeroy, b. Sept. 7, 1778; m. Oct. 20, 1799, Joseph Strong, 
b. in 1842; she d. in 1838. 

2004 Timothy Pomeroy, b. Aug. 13, 1780. '+ 

2005 Paul Pomeroy, b. Feb. 17, 1782; m. Betsey Young of Troy, N. 
Y. ; moved to Otisco, N. Y., thence to Pennsylvania. 

2006 Submit Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 22, 1783. + 

2007 Keziah Pomeroy, b. April, 1785. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

2008 Richard Pomeroy, b. Jan. 10, 1789. + 

2009 Rev. Medad Pomeroy, b. April 6, 1792. + 

621 TITUS POMEROY, {Ebenezer, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Oct. 
10, 1757; m. 1778, Kesiah Sedgwick, who d. Nov. 19, 1835. They 
moved to Rensselaer county, N. Y., in 1781. He served two en- 
listments during the Revolution, from South Hadley, as private 
in Capt. Moses Montague's company, April 19, 1775, and Capt. 
Benjamin Bonney's company, March 13, 1777. He d. at Sand 
Lake, N_. Y., Feb. 17, 1846; bu. at Sliter's Corners by the side 
of his wife; the tomb-stones are well preserved. 
6th gen. Children: 

2010 Demaris Pomeroy, b. Oct. 19, 1779; m. (1) Oct., 1800, Reuben 
Huntington, b. Sept., 1778; in Westerlo, N. Y. ; she d. there in 
1870. 

2011 Desiah Pomeroy, b. 1781; m. John Hudson. 

2012 Titus Pomeroy, b. Sept. 5, 1783. + 

2013 Rev. Jesse Pomeroy, b. Aug. 27, 1785. + 

2014 Silas Pomeroy, b. in 1786; lived at Thompkins, Jackson county, 
Mich., in 1861. 

2015 AsENATH Pomeroy, b. 1789; m. Luther Otis of Fredonia, N. Y. 

2016 QuARTus Pomeroy, b. July, 1794. + 

2017 Harvey Pomeroy, b. Oct. 28, 1799, at Norwich, Mass.; lived at 
Westerlo, N. Y. 

2018 Milton Pomeroy, b. Oct. 28, 1799, (twin with Harvey). + 



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625 MERCY POMEROY, (Elisha, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b, Oct. 
30, 1749; m. Dec. 1, 1770, Lieut. Joel Clapp, b. 1738, d. 1829, son 
of Roger Clapp and Ann Munn. He was a soldier in the French 
and Indian wars, and we find in the History of Southampton 
account of the surrender of Fort William Henry to the treacherous 
enemy, in 1757: "]o€i Clapp and Nathaniel Loomis of Southamp- 
ton, who had been stripped by the French soldiers, escaped naked 
from the Indians after a run of fourteen miles through the forest." 
Lieut. Clapp was also an officer in the Revolution. Mercy d. in 
1803; he m. (2) Mrs. Abigail Barnes, who d. in 1833. 
6th gen. Children, (ist wife), b. Southampton: 

2019 Cynthia Cl.^pp, b. Oct. 28, 1771, Southampton; m. in 1791, 
Oliver Clark, b. March 19, 1768, Southampton, d. Feb. 21, 1855, 
son of Elisha Clark and Hannah Bartlett; she d. July 27, 1834. 
Res., Southampton. + 

2020 Joel Clapp, Jr., b. July 17, 1772; m. Feb. 12, 1800, Tirzey Trow- 
bridge of Buckland; he d. Nov. 1, 1837. + 

2021 Stephen Clapp, b. Dec. 9, 1775; m. (1) Eunice Clark, dau. of 
Oliver; m. (2) Lucy Elwell; he d. 1827. 

2022 Hannah Clapp, b. 1778; m. 1802, Rufus Trowbridge of Buckland, 
son of Daniel Trowbridge and Mary Taylor; she d. 1803; he m. 
(2) Deborah Pomeroy, dau. of Isaac; she d. s, p. Sept. 22, 1876; 
he d. Sept. 13, 1865. 

2023 Jemima Clapp, b. Feb. 21, 1781 ; m. in 1807, Hezekiah Wright of 
Westhampton; she d. Aug. 9, 1862. 

2024 Mercy Clapp, b. in 1783; d. June 30, 1850; unm. 

2025 Susannah Clapp, b. Jan. 29, 1785; m. Feb. 18, 1806, Thomas 
Rowley, son of Thomas Rowley and Mary Hayes; she d. Sept. 
6, 1855. + 

2026 Chester Clapp, b. Nov. 25, 1788; m. Sept. 19, 1814, Jerusha 
Hannum; he d. Sept. 9, 1862. + 

6th gen. Children of Cynthia and Oliver Clark, (20ig): 

2027 Oliver Clark, b. 1795; m. in 1827, Elizabeth Strong. 

2028 Grant Clark, d. at Augusta, GaT 

2029 Hiram Clark, b. 1801; m. 1824, Eliza Wetherell; d. at Spring- 
field, Mass. 

2030 Rufus Clark, b. 1805 ; m. 1827, Abigail Searle. 

2031 Lewis F. Clark, b. 1812; m. 1843, Nancy E. Sheldon; d. at 
Whitinsville, Mass. 

2032 Sophronia Clark, b. 1816; m. Clark Bridgeman of Northampton; 
d. at Westhampton. 

2033 Cynthia Clark, b. 1822; m. Gilbert Bascom; d. at Southampton. 

Children of Joel and Tirzey Clapp, (2020): 

2034 Rufus Clapp, b. 1800; d. 1803. 

2035 Hannah Clapp, b. 1803 ; m. Atwater Street ; she d. April 12, 1834. 

2036 Eliza Clapp, b. 1806 ; m. 1826, Julius Boyd ; she d. Dec. 18, 1870. 

2037 Rufus Trowbridge Clapp, b. 1813; d. 1813. 

2038 Joel Taylor Clapp, b. 1814; m. Diantha M. Coe; d. 1880. 

2039 Tirzah Maria Clapp, b. 1820; d. 1843. 



Children of Susanna and Thomas Rowley, (202^): 

2040 Infant Rowley, b. and d. 1807. 

2041 Erastus Hale Rowley, b. Jan. 8, 1809 ; m. 1833, Charlotte Taylor. 

2042 RuFus Clapp Rowley, b. Sept. 11, 1811; m. 1832, Clarissa Streeter. 

2043 Thomas Judson Rowley, b. Dec. 2, 1812; m. Laura Clark; he 
d. 1888. 

2044 Spencer Allen Rowley, b. 1816; d. Dec. 13, 1864. 

Children of Chester and Jerusha Clapp, (2026): 

2045 Mercy Ann Clapp, m. William Delaney; she d. 1872. 

2046 Dorcas H. Clapp, m. Morris Wolcott; he d. 1872; she d. 1874. 

2047 Charles Levis Clapp, m. Dorcas Burt; he d. 1866, in South- 
ampton. 

2048 Eunice Octavia Clapp, b. Dec. 18, 1823; m. Harvey Dada, who 
d. 1861 ; she d. 1894 in Easthampton. 

2049 Charity Lyman Clapp, m. 1849, Matthew Delaney. 

2050 Susan Clapp, m. Albert D. Searl. 

626 JACOB POMEROY, (Elisha, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Dec. 

13, 1751, Southampton; m. Dec. 30, 1778, Thankful Pomeroy, dau. 
of Caleb and Thankful Phelps Pomeroy, b. 1747, d. Oct. 9, 1835. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution, marching with Capt. Lemuel 
Pomeroy's company in response to the alarm of April 1, 1775; 
also, with Capt. Abner Pomeroy's company April 28, 1775 ; on 
Aug. 17, 1777, he joined Capt. Elijah Clapp's company; also, Sept. 
20, 1777, he again enlisted with Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy, each 
time being credited to Southampton. He d, Oct. 1, 1842. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Southampton: 

2051 Elisha Pomeroy, b. Sept. 23, 1780. + 

2052 Jacob Pomeroy, b. and d. 1781. 

2053 Jacob Pomeroy, b. 1783. 

2054 Thankful Pomeroy, b. 1784. + 

627 ISAAC POMEROY, (Elisha, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. Aug. 

14, 1753, Southampton; m. Jan. 18, 1781, Deborah Torrey, b. Jan. 
16, 1757, d. 1802, dau. of Joseph Torrev and Silence French; he 
m.^ (2) 1803, Irene Parks, b. Feb. 15^, 1763, d. 1836, dau. of 
Elisha Bascom and Lucy Sheldon, (widow of Nathan Parks). He 
was a soldier of the Revolution, joining from Southampton, June 
22, 1780, Captain Lemuel Pomeroy's company; also, July 23, 1780, 
Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon's company; one of his enlistments is 
credited to Hampshire county. May 10, 1777, with Capt. Solomon 
Waite. He was a surveyor and farmer; d. Dec. 25, 1836. 

6th gen. Children, by 1st wife, b. Southampton: 

2055 Isaac Pomeroy, b. Nov. 4, 1781. + 

2056 Luther Pomeroy, b. Feb. 15, 1783. + 

2057 Rev. Rufus Pomeroy, b. Aug. 17, 1784. + 

2058 Deborah Pomeroy, b. July 24, 1786; m. March 13, 1804, Rufus 
Trowbridge of Buckland (his second wife), b. March 27, 1778, d. 
Sept. 13, 1863; she d. Sept. 22, 1876; s. p. 



2059 Oliver Pomeroy, b. June 22, 1789 ; d. July 22, 1803. 

2060 Moses Pomeroy, b. Oct 23, 1790; d. March 26, 1791. 

2061 Moses Pomeroy, b. Oct. 22, 1791. + 

2062 Angolus Pomeroy, b. Jan. 13, 1796. + 

Child by 2d wife: 

2063 Oliver Pomeroy, b. 1805 ; d. Jan. 18, 1810. 

830 HULDAH POMEROY, {Elisha, Eldad, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. June 
16, 1759, Southampton; m. (1) Dec. 20, 1778, Giles Clark, b. 1756, 
son of Jonathan Clark and Freedom Edwards; m. (2) 1808, 
Oliver Clark, son of Elisha Clark and Hannah Bartlett; settled 
in Northampton. 
6th gen. Children by ist marriage: 

2064 HuLDAH Clark, b. 1780. 2066 Eleanor Clark, b. 1783. 

2065 Freedom Clark, b, 1781. 2067 Louisa Clark, b. 1785. 

2068 Thankful Clark, b. 1787; m. Jan. 21, 1808, Oliver Pomeroy 
Burt of Southampton, d. Jan. 17, 1864, son of Dea. Samuel Burt 
and Charity Pomeroy, his wife. + 

2069 Rev. Abner Pomeroy Clark, b. about 1790; graduated from Yale 
College, 1825; studied divinity at Auburn, N. Y. ; m. May, 1827, 
Armenia Bascom, dau. of King Bascom and Mercy Clark. He 
was licensed to preach by Cayuga Presbytery, Jan., 1827; pastor- 
ates in Preble, Augusta, and Ludlowville N. Y. ; evangelist in 
Norwich, Chester, Blandford, and other towns. 

yth gen. Children of Thankful and Oliver P. Burt, (2068): 

2070 Lucetta Burt, b. 1808; m. 1831, Samuel Lyman. 

2071 Thankful Burt, bp. 1810; m. 

2072 Saul Clark Burt, b. 1815; d. young. 

2073 Saul Clark Burt, b. 1820; m. 1841, Lucy A. B. Kingsley; moved 
to Ohio. 

2074 Electa Almira Burt, b. 1823. 

2075 Doris Richards Burt, b. 1825; m. 1846, Charles Louis Qapp. 

2076 Jairus Newton Burt, b. 1828. 

2077 Charity Sophia Burt, b. 1831; m. 1853, David S. Adams; m. 
(2) Dr. Pike. 

631 ASAHEL POMEROY, {Elisha, Eldad, Caleb, Eltzveed), b. Dec. 
13, 1761, Southampton; m. July 17, 1787, Demaris Sprague, b. 
1763, d. May 13, 1834; he d. May 5, 1844. Farmer at South- 
ampton, Mass. 

6th gen. Children: 

2078 Mercy Pomeroy, b. July 5, 1788; d. in 1809. 

2079 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Oct. 22, 1790; d. in 1808. 

2080 Damaris Pomeroy, b. May 10, 1793. + 

2081 AsAHEL Pomeroy, b. Oct. 29, 1794. + 

2082 Capt. Aretas Pomeroy, b. Nov. 22, 1796. + 

634 JOSEPH POMEROY, (Joseph, Eldad, Caleb,, Eltweed), b. 
1744, in Southampton; m. Dec. 27, 1777, Isabel Clark, dau. of 



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Selah Clark and Eunice Wright of Southampton. Soldier of the 
Revolution, joining Capt. Elijah Clapp's company Aug. 17, 1777; 
also, Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's company, Sept. 20, 1777. 
6th gen. Children: 

2083 Lucy Pomeroy, b. March 11, 1780; d. June 6, 1794. 

2084 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Sept. 4, 1782; d. Nov. 10, 1782. 

2085 Beulah Pomeroy, b. Oct. 25, 1784. > 

2086 Joseph Pomeroy, b. Dec. 30, 1786. + 

2087 Barney Pomeroy, b. March 23, 1787. + 

2088 Barnice Pomeroy, b. March 23, 1787, (twin with Barney) ; m. 
Joseph Abbott. 

2089 Isabel Pomeroy, b. 1790; m. in 1818, Adolphus Sheldon; she d. 
in 1842. 

2090 Abner Pomeroy, b. 1795. + 

2091 Clark Pomeroy, b. 1797. + 

2092 Chester Pomeroy, b. 1800. + 

2093 Calvin Pomeroy, b. 1806. + 

2094 Am ASA Pomeroy. 

636 LUCY POMEROY, (Joseph, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1749, 
in Southampton; m. June 13, 1770, David Clapp of Easthampton, b. 
Sept. 9, 1750, son of Aaron Clapp and Jemima Bartlett; she d. July 
20, 1771, Easthampton, Mass. He was killed in the war of the 
Revolution. 

6th gen. Child: 
2094.1 Pomeroy Clapp, b. 1771. 

637 AMASA POMEROY, (Joseph, Eldad, Caleb, Eltweed), b. 1756, 
in Southampton ; m. June, 1779, Martha Miller of Brinsfield, Mass. ; 
he d. March 17, 1827. 

6th gen. Children: 

2095 Roxy Pomeroy, b. June 11, 1780. 

2096 Abigail Pomeroy, b. Feb. 29, 1782. 

2097 Martha Pomeroy, b. March 12, 1784. 

2098 Nice Pomeroy, b. April 30, 1786; d. May 27, 1789. 

2099 Asa Pomeroy, b. April 7, 1788. 

2100 JosiAH Smith Pomeroy, b. Sept. 26, 1791. 

2101 Eunice Miller PoxMeroy, b. May 27, 1797. + 



690 RICHARD POMEROY, (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Eltweed), b. 
Oct. 9, 1771; m. April 23, 1801, Joanna York, b. June 24, 1780, 
d. Aug. 28, 1841; he d. Sept. 11, 1839. 
6th gen. Children: 

2102 William York Pomeroy, b. May 27, 1802; d. July 27, 1802. 

2103 Nathaniel Leach Pomeroy, b. Aug. 30, 1803; d. Jan. 9, 1828. 

2104 Frederick Augustus Pomeroy, b. Jan. 8, 1806. + 

2105 Alexander Pomeroy, b. Feb. 1, 1808. + 

2106 Ira Pomeroy, b. March 25, 1812; d. May 13, 1812. 



2107 Joanna York Pomeroy, b. Nov. 17, 1813; m. Sept, 17, 1832, 
George W. Davis; s. p. 

2108 Olive Pomeroy, b. May 3, 1816; d. June 1, 1816. 

2109 Ebenezer York Pomeroy, b. July 22, 1817. 4- 

2110 Martha Woodbury Pomeroy, b. June 4, 1820. + 

693 CHARLES POMEROY, (Noah, Noah, Joseph, Eltzveed), b. 
April 22, 1749; m. Temperance Watrous of Chester; he was a 
Sergeant in the Revolutionary war, and was at the siege of Bos- 
ton, in the regiment of Col. Charles Webb; enlisted July 8, 1775. 
He resided in Colchester, going thence to Saybrook, where he en- 
gaged in business as a merchant; he d. in 1785; she m. (2) in 
1791. His brothers adopted his first three children into their 
homes, but Noah, who was a posthumous child, remained with 
his mother at Meriden, Conn., until he was ten years old. 
6th gen. Children: 

2111 Charles Pomeroy, b. about 1774. + 

2112 Watrous Pomeroy, b. Nov. 6, 1776. + 

2113 ViNCEY Pomeroy. 

2114 Noah Pomeroy, b. March 1, 1786, Saybrook. + 

696 REV. NOAH POMEROY, {Noah, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. 
Aug. 18, 1754; m. Jan. 12, 1780, Rhoda Welles, b. 1755, d. Oct. 
29, 1811. , 

6th gen. Child: 

2115 Noah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 2, 1793. + 

697 LOUISA POMEROY, {Noah, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. Sept. 
3, 1761; m. Sept. 29, 1782, John Thatcher Otis, b. Oct. 31, 1758, 
d. Sept. 1842; she d. in 1840, both deaths occurring at Colchester, 
Conn. During the war of the Revolution he joined the American 
army at Cambridge, was present at Concord March 4, and helped 
to capture Dorchester Heights in the company of Capt. Amos 
Jones; he joined the patriotic army again for the Saratoga cam- 
paign, and was in the engagement at Stillwater; also, at the sur- 
render of Burgoyne. 

6th gen. Children: 

2116 Sarah Otis, b. May 9, 1784; m. Dr. Simeon Marcy of Ames, 
N. Y. 

2117 John Thatcher Otis, b. Aug. 4, 1786; m. Lucy Tucker Dart. 

2118 Louisa Otis, b. Tune 27, 17&; m. Dennison Smith. 

2119 Eunice Otis, b. "March 30, 1794; d. Dec. 30, 1814. 

2120 Dorothy Otis, b. Aug. 13, 1798; m. Noah W. Bridges of Col- 
chester, Conn. 

2121 Charles Pomeroy Otis, b. April 22, 1799; Yale, 1829, A. M.; 
teacher; principal of Bacon College ten years; "a man of great 
worth"; m. Elizabeth Sweetland; he d. Jan. 7, 1857. + 

2122 Rev. Israel Tainter Otis, b. July 3, 1805; Williams College, 
1828; Andover Seminary, 1834; m. Sept. 12, 1838, Olive Morgan 
Osgood, b. March 4, 1810, Lebanon, Conn., dau. of Erastus Os- 



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good and Martha Morgan, d. Oct. 6, 1906. He was pastor of 
church in Lebanon. In 1844 he was called to Rye, N. H. He d. 
May 30, 1889, at Exeter, N. H. + 

yth gen. Child of Charles P. and Elisabeth Otis, (2121): 

2123 Mary P. Otis, b. about 1837 ; d. Feb. 22, 1893, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children of Rev. Israel T. and Olive Otis, (2122): 

2124 Charles Pomeroy Otis, b. April 8, 1840, Lebanon, Conn. ; grad- 
uated from Yale College. After graduation he was for nearly a 
year principal of an academy in Fairfield, Vt., and then became 
a teacher in Gen. Russell's school in New Haven, where he re- 
mained until he entered on a tutorship (Latin) in the college, in 
Jan., 1865. In July, 1869, he resigned this office, and spent the 
next three years in Europe, chiefly in study in Paris and Berlin. 
He then studied an additional year at Yale for the completion of 
his course for the Doctorate of Philosophy, which he obtained in 
1873. In the same summer he was appointed to the professorship 
of modem languages in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
which he occupied until his death. He published a Grammar of 
Elementary German, which passed through several editions; and 
edited for the use of his classes a number of German texts. He 
was peculiarly strong in his friendships, and in his loyalty to every 
call of duty and affection. — Obit. Record, Yale College. He m. 
June 11, 1884, Sarah Margaret Noyes, b. Aug. 11, 1858, Evanston, 
111., dau. o'f'Henry Noyes and Harriet Newell Verbeck; he d. Nov. 
17, 1888, Boston. Prof. Mass. Col. Tech. Res., Boston. + 

2125 Martha Morgan Otis, b. Oct. 17, 1841, Lebanon, Ct.; m. R. F. 
Pennell. 

2126 John Thatcher Otis, b. Dec. 3, 1843, Lebanon; d. May 5, 1848, 
Rye, N. H. 

2127 Caroline B. Otis, b. May 15, 1846, Lebanon; d. Oct. 2, 1892, 
Exeter, N. H. 

2128 Edward Osgood Otis, b. Oct. 29, 1848, Rye, N. H. ; Harvard, A. 
B., M. D.; m. June 6, 1894, Marion Faxon, b. Nov. 22, 1866, 
Boston, dau. of William Faxon and Henrietta Cross. Physician. 
Res., Boston. + 

2129 Ella Coit Otis, b. March 26, 1851, Exeter, N. H.; d. there Dec. 
7, 1879. 

8th gen. Children of Charles P. and Sarah M. Otis, (2124): 

2130 Charles Pomeroy Otis, Jr., b. Dec. 24, 1885, Boston. 

2131 Henry Noyes Otis, b. Dec. 12, 1887, Boston. 

Children of Edward O. and Marion Otis, b. at Boston, (2128): 

2132 Olive Otis, b. May 5, 1895. 

2133 John Faxon Otis, b. Jan. 29, 1898. 

2134 Edward Osgood Otis, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1899. 

2135 William Faxon Otis, b. Oct. 12, 1903. 

2136 Brooks Faxon Otis, b. June 10, 1908. 



698 DANIEL POMEROY, (Daniel, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. Aug. 
3, 1750, Lebanon, Conn.; he bought land in Coventry in 1776; m. 
April 14, 1772, Eunice Grant, b. April 5, 1754, Tolland, Conn., 
dau. of Ephraim Grant and Esther Parker; he d. Jan. 19, 1777; 
she m. (2) Benjamin Risley. Residence, Coventry, Conn. After 
her second marriage the family moved to ^liddlebury, Vt., and 
settled on a 200-acre grant. Mr. Risley was Moderator of the 
first town meeting, about 1784, and later held other town offices, 
and both were members of the first church organized in Middle- 
bury. He responded to the Lexington alarm, and was under arms 
on that- service sixteen days. He is credited to Coventry as a 
soldier of the Revolution, private in Captain Clark's company, 
Third battalion, Wadsworth's brigade, raised in June, 1776, to 
reinforce Gen. Washington at New York; service in New York 
City and Long Island. His company was caught in the British 
retreat from New York City and suffered some loss, Sept. 15, 
1776; he was also engaged at White Plains, Oct. 28, 1776. The 
regiment was commanded by Col. Comfort Sage. His enlistment 
expired Dec. 25, 1776. 

6th gen. Children: 

2137 Esther Pomeroy, b. Jan. 7, 1773, Coventry ; d. Dec. 7, 1775. 

2138 Eunice Grant Pomeroy, b. March 2, 1775, Coventry, Conn. + 

2139 Daniel Sterling Pomeroy, b. Dec. 31, 1776; d. Oct. 5, 1778. 

699 HON. ELEAZER POMEROY, {Daniel, Noah, Joseph Eltweed), 
b. Oct. 24, 1752; m. Dec. 17, 1772, Svbil Kingsbury (sister of 
Prof. Olmsted's mother), b. March 9, 1752, d. May 1, 1785; m. 
(2) Nov. 25, 1785, Priscilla Kingsbury (cousin of his first wife), 
b. in Coventry, Conn., Jan. 21, 1756, d. March 9, 1841 ; he d. 
June 16, 1811. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Coventry, by ist wife: 

2140 Clarissa Pomeroy, b. Dec. 19, 1773. + 

2141 Sybil Kingsbury Pomeroy, b. and d. Nov. 2, 1775. 

2142 Eleazer Pomeroy, b. Oct. 4, 1776. + 

2143 Wealthy Pomeroy, b. Oct. 14, 1778. + 

2144 Daniel Sterling Pomeroy, b. Feb. 18, 1781. + 

2145 Eudocia Pomeroy, b. Jan. 10, 1783. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

2146 Mary (Polly) Pomeroy, b. April 13, 1787. + 

2147 Sybil Pomeroy, b. March 2, 1789. + 

2148 Col. Isaac Newton Pomeroy, b. March 4, 1791. + 

2149 Martin Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. Jan. 17, 1794. + 

2150 Eliza (Betsey) Pomeroy, b. March 22, 1796. + 

2151 Chauncey Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8, 1800. + 

700 ELIZABETH POLAN POMEROY, {Daniel, Noah, Joseph, Elt- 
weed), b. May 10, 1755, in Lebanon, Conn.; m. (1) Nov. 17, 1771, 
Timothy Rose, who d. July 26, 1794, at Exeter, N. Y. ; she m. 
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moved to Herkimer, N. Y., thence to Exeter, Otsego county, N. 
Y., where she d. May 29, 1840, and was buried in Round Garden 
cemeter}- on the Tunicliff farm, across the road from the spot 
where her husband was laid. Tradition asserts that Timothy 
Rose and EUzabeth Pomeroy were the handsomest couple that ever 
entered the church where they were married. She was a gentlewoman 
of unusual energy and vitality, and it is related that when she was 
visited by her son Daniel Pomeroy Rose, Sr., and grand-daughter 
Elizabeth, as the various visits were made by them arnong the 
other sons and daughters, part of the time she would ride in a 
comfortable conveyance with one party, and again she would ride 
on horseback that she might better visit with another son, and 
thus complete a journey of many miles, although she was more 
than eighty-two years of age. Her pioneer life caused her to dis- 
approve of plastered walls, she deeming them too unhealthy for her 
own rooms. The pewter upon her ample chimney shelf was al- 
ways the brightest, and her spirits and love were in accord, as 
she held the loving interest and care of her children to the close 
of her long and useful life. 

6th gen. Children by ist marriage, b. Coventry, except last two: 

2152 Abigail Pomeroy Rose, b. Feb. 18, 1772, b. Coventry, Conn.; m. 
Josiah Talcott. Lived in Vermont. + 

2153 Ariel Rose, b. Dec. 21, 1773; m. Deborah Tilley; he d. March 
21 1858 "I" 

2154 Barbary Rose, b. April 19, 1776; d. Sept., 1777. 

2155 Barbary Rose, b. March 23, 1778; m. Oct. 25, 1795, Robert Pat- 
ten, b. Sept. 20, 1768, at Holland, d. Aug. 19, 1826; she d. Nov. 
18, 1854, at Verona, N. Y. + 

2156 Josiah Rose, b. Feb. 22, 1780; m. Julia Hopkins; he d. Aug. 5, 
1859. + 

2157 Jehiel Rose, b. April 10, 1782; m. (1) Deidema Maples; m. (2) 
Lavina Sanford; he d. Feb. 5, 1856. + 

2158 Daniel Pomeroy Rose, Sr., b. Aug. 6, 1784, Coventry, Conn.; m. 
Dec. 20, 1808, at Bolton, Vt., Johannah Webster, b. Dec. 3, 1781, 
Newbury, Vt., d. Feb. 18, 1874, dau. of Rev. Samuel Webster 
and wife Elizabeth Pillsbury; he d. March 21, 1858; both were 
buried in Hill Crest Cemetery, Parishville, N. Y. Daniel Pom- 
eroy Rose and his wife first settled near Holmes Hill, in the town 
of Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; they were recalled to 
Bolton, Vt., for a short time but returned to New York and 
settled on a farm, since known as the Rose Homestead, at Parish- 
ville, St. Lawrence Co., where they resided for fifty-five years,- 
and which is now owned by one of their grand-daughters, Mrs. 
Royal Rouse Doud. Mr. Rose held the office of assessor of his 
town for many years; his good qualities endeared him to all who 
enjoyed his acquaintance. + 

2159 Epaphras Rose, b. June 18, 1786; d. May 15, 1796. 

2160 Oren Rose, b. June 8, 1788; m. Abigail Morgan; he d. Feb. 13, 
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2161 Alfred Rose^ b. June 15, 1790: d. in infancy. 

2162 Alfred Rose, b. July 12, 1792; d. Aug. 1, 1793. 

2163 Elizabeth Rose, b. June 24, 1794; d. in infancy at Herkimer, 
N. Y. 

2164 Catherine Elizabeth Rose, b. Nov. 18, 1795; m. Lee Robinson; 
d. Herkimer, N. Y. + 

yth gen. Children of Abigail and Josiah Talcott, (2152): 

2152.1 Gurley Talcott. 2152.3 Timothy Talcott. 

2152.2 Electa Talcott. 2152.4 Eliza Talcott. 

Children of Ariel and Deborah Rose, (215^): 

2153.1 Timothy Rose. 2153.7 Abigail Rose. 

2153.2 John Rose. 2153.8 Edward Rose. 

2153.3 Joseph Rose. 2153.9 Lee Rose. 

2153.4 Elizabeth Rose. 2153.10 Julia Rose. 

2153.5 Jehiel Rose. 2153.11 Amanda Rose. 

2153.6 Alfred Rose. 

Children of Barbary and Robert Patten, (2155): 

2165 Alfred Patten, b. Aug. 23, 1796, Manheim, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 7, 
1822, Ann Benedict, b. April 20, 1802, Danbury, Conn., d. Sept. 
5, 1875, dau. of John Starr Benedict and wife Martha Stebbins; 
military service in the war of 1812; d. June 6, 1873. Res., Ver- 
ona, N. Y. 

2166 Robert Patten. 2168 Daughter Patten. 

2167 Adelbert Patten. 

Children of Josiah and Julia Rose, (2156): 

2156.1 Alma Rose. 2156.4 Norman Rose. 

2156.2 Maria Rose. 2156.5 Martin Rose. 

2156.3 Deloss Rose. 2156.6 Alvira Rose, 

Children by Jehiel and Deidema Rose, (21^'/): 

2157.1 Pomeroy Rose. 2157.5 Elizabeth Rose. 

2157.2 Fanny Rose. 2157.6 Daniel Pomeroy Rose. 

2157.3 Electa Rose. 2157.7 Jehiel Rose. 

2157.4 Catherine Rose. 

Children of Jehiel and (2d wife) Laz'ina Rose, (21^/) : 

2157.8 Ezra Rose. 2157.13 Amanda M. Rose. 

2157.9 Diedama Rose; d. young. 2157.14 Lucius K. Rose. 

2157.10 Rodney T. Rose. 2157.15 Eliza T. Rose. 

2157.11 Mary D. Rose. 2157.16 Cornelia Rose. 

2157.12 Laura S. Rose. 2157.17 Sarah Rose. 

Children of Daniel P. and Johannah Rose, (2158): 
2158.1 Hon. Daniel Pomeroy Rose, Jr., b. Oct. 27, 1809, Stockholm, 
N. Y.; m. (1) Feb. 13, 1834, Henrietta Tichenor, b. Parishville, 
N. Y., d. Feb., 1855; he m. (2) June 9, 1855, Sarah Hammill, b. 
Aug. 5, 1831, Helena, N. Y., d. Oct. 20, 1866; he m. (3) March 
27, 1867, Laura Kingsbury (widow of Mr. Fitch), b. June 7, 
1831; he d. March 15, 1891. Farmer. He was the first Republi- 
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the State Legislature. The urgent request of his constituency to 
return for a second term was of no avail. He twice served as 
supervisor of his town. Res., Stockholm, N. Y. + 

2158.2 Parker \\'ebster Rose, b. March 29, 1812. Stockholm, N. Y. ; m. 
(1) Nov. 2, 1837, C}Tithia Putnam, d. 1852; he m. (2) April 19, 
1853, Juliana Beecher, d. Aug., 1877; m. (3) April 16, 1879, Cyn- 
thia Mitchel, d. May, 1909; he d. May 20, 1897; s. p. Farmer 
and manufacturer. In 1852 he was elected assemblyman by the 
Democrats, and in 1853 was chairman of committee on Internal 
Affairs; also, chairman of the Democratic caucus. In 1872, he was 
returned to the Assembly under Republican auspices, having joined 
that party at its formation, 1854. During his last term ]Mr. Rose 
was chairman of the committee on grievances, and the sub-com- 
mittee of the whole house, and a member of the committee on 
Federal Relations. Again, in the fall of 1872 he was elected and 
was again chairman of the committee of the whole and a mem- 
ber of the sub-committee on expenditures of the executive de- 
partment. 

2158.3 JEHIEL Rose, b. Nov. 10, 1815, Stockholm. N. Y.; m. (1) Sept. 
22, 1841, Elizabeth Storm; m. (2) Feb., 1868. Isabell Walden; he 
d. Jan. 27, 1876, Shelbyville, 111. Farmer. He was elected Judge 
of the County Court of Shelby Co.. 111., and acquitted himself 
with ability and credit. At his death his parting words to his 
children were : "I would not give a good name for all the riches of 
the world. Whatever you do strive to be honest and leave an 
honest name." 

2158.4 Barbary Rose, b. Sept. 2, 1819, Parishville, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 2, 1848, 
Luther Priest, b. March 31, 1821, Parishville. N. Y., d. March 14, 
1863, son of Frank Priest and wife Marv Wood; she d. March 
27, 1849, Springfield, 111. 

2158.5 Elizabeth Rose, b. Jan. 19, 1824, Parishville, N. Y.; d. Nov. 27, 
1824, Parishville, N. Y. 

2158.6 Elizabeth Fannie Rose, b. Dec. 6, 1826. Parishville, N. Y. ; m. 
Jan. 21, 1852, Luther Priest, b. March 31, 1821, Parishville, d. 
March 14," 1863, son of Frank Priest and wife Mary Wood; she 
d. July 6, 1896. Luther Priest was in military service in the 
Civil War as Captain of Co. E, 106th N. Y. Vol. Inf., dying in 
the service, leaving to his wife the responsibility of rearing and 
educating their three little girls, and the management of the busi- 
ness affairs of her husband. She secured for her daughters the 
patrimony that the troublesome times coincident with the Civil 
War had prevented the father from leaving unincumbered; and 
her children rise up and call her blessed. + 

Children of Oren and Abigail Rose, (2160): 

2160.1 James Rose. 2160.4 Oren Rose. 

2160.2 Pomeroy Rose. 2160.5 Triphena Rose. 

2160.3 Almira Rose. 



Children of Catherine E. and Lee Robinson, (2164): 

2164.1 Orin Robinson. 2164.5 Pomeroy Robinson. 

2164.2 Barbary Robinson. 2164.6 Nye Robinson. 

2164.3 Reuben Robinson. 2164.7 Alfred Robinson. 

2164.4 James Robinson. 2164.8 Carlos Robinson. 

8th gen. Children of Alfred and Ann Patten, (2165): 

2166 Lafayette Patten, b. Dec. 7, 1823, Richfield Springs, N. Y. ; m. 
May 23, 1854, Mary Cowlam Hays, b. April 23, 1833, Savannah, 
Ga., dau. of Stephen Savre Havs and Emily Virginia Wolten- 
holme; he d. Oct. 24, 1903. 

2167 Robert Patten, b. Feb. 2, 1826, at New York City; unm.; d. in 
California. 

2168 Delford Patten, b. Jan. 21, 1828, at Verona, N. Y.; m. Char- 
lotte ; d. at Verona. 

2168.1 Barbary Ann Patten, b. May 5, 1837, at Verona, N. Y. ; unm.; 
d. March 28, 1875, at Verona, N. Y. 

Children of Elicabefh F. and Luther Priest, (2158.6): 

2169 Lucy Mariah Priest, b. Nov. 18, 1852, Potsdam, N. Y.; d. Nov. 

18, 1852. 

2169.1 Adeline Barbary Priest, b. Dec. 27, 1854, Potsdam; m. Nov. 

19, 1879, Edgar Allan Newell, b. May 14, 1853, Ogdensburg, N. 
Y., son of William A. Newell and wife Sarah A. Miller. Mr. 
Edgar A. Newell is president of the Edgar A. Newell Co., (in- 
corporated) ; he is also president of the Newell Manufacturing Co., 
which operates two factories, one in Ogdensburg, N. Y., the other 
in Prescott, Canada. He founded the Ogdensburg Loan and Sav- 
ings Association, and is president of that institution, and has been 
for years president of the Chamber of Commerce, director in the 
National Bank of Ogdensburg; director in the Loan and Improve- 
ment Association of Buffalo, N. Y. He has served the city four 
terms as mayor. In 1909 Gov. Charles E. Hughes appointed him 
a member of the New York State Commission of Prisons, and 
reappointed him for a second term. He is at present (1911) 
president of the Northern New York Development League, and 
is a leader and hearty supporter of every eft'ort to advance the 
industrial and commercial importance of Ogdensburg. In politics 
he is a Republican; in religion a regular attendant and supporter 
of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Adeline Priest Newell was a classical 
graduate of Potsdam Normal School, class of 1876; she is a 
member of the Baptist Church; charter member of the first Uni- 
versity Extension Club of Ogdensburg; also, of the United Helpers* 
Home for the Orphaned and Aged; she is also, by appointment of 
the city, a trustee of the public library. + 

2169.2 Elizabeth Cynthia Priest, b. Dec. 6, 1858, Potsdam, N. Y.; d. 
there Aug. 29, 1877. 

2169.3 Lucy Rose Priest, b. June 1, 1861, Potsdam, N. Y. ; m. June 26, 
1890, Freeman Harlow Allen, A.M., Ph.D., b. Oct. 22, 1862, 
Copenhagen, N. Y., son of Ebenezer Allen, M.D., and wife Susa^n 
Stanton. Teacher in State Normal School, Potsdam, N. Y., 1885- 



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1909; Professor of History and Political Science in Colgate Uni- 
versity, Hamilton, N. Y. Res., Hamilton, N. Y. + 

pth gen. Children of Adeline B. and Edgar A. Newell, (2i6p.i): 
2169 A Albert Priest Newell, b. Jan. 3, 1882, Potsdam, N. Y. ; gr. Wil- 
liams College, 1905; entered Columbia Law School; admitted to 
the bar in New York and Missouri-. Lawyer at Kansas City, 
Mo.; unm. 

2169.5 William Allen Newell, b. April 22, 1883, Ogdensburg, N. Y.; 
gr. Williams College, 1905, A.B. ; active in athletics, holding both 
college and national records for running. Treasurer and general 
manager of the Newell Manufacturing Co. Res., Ogdensburg; 
tinm. 

Children of Lucy R. and Freeman H. Allen, (2i6p.^): 

2169.6 Barbary Allen, b. and d. July 20, 1891, Potsdam, N. Y. 

2169.7 Elizabeth Rose Allen, b. Jan. 18, 1895; d. Aug. 20, 1895, 
Potsdam. 

2170 Newell Priest Allen, b. June U, 1901, Potsdam, N. Y. 

706 ESTHER POMEROY, (John, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. March 
21, 1763; m. March 2, 1783, Peter Kibbe, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1758, 
son of Peter Kibbe of Somers, Conn. Resided in Somers. 

6th gen. Children: 

2171 Noah Kibbe. 2175 Elois Kibbe. 

2172 Esther Kibbe. 2176 Clara Kibbe. 

2173 Norman Kibbe. 2177 Wealthy Kibbe. 

2174 Amos Kibbe. 

2178 Asa Kibbe, b. 1791, Somers, Conn.; m. Lucinda Root. 

707 JOHN POMEROY, {John, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. May 1, 
1764, Somers, Conn.; m. (1) April 26, 1787, Mary Ann Snell, 
who d. Nov. 19, 1789; m. (2) April 14, 1791, Sarah Parsons, dau. 
of Aaron Parsons; she d. Nov. 13, 1801, at Hamilton, N. Y. ; m. 
(3) March 31, 1802, Deborah Foster, dau. of Joseph. He moved 
from Somers to Hamilton, Oneida county, N. Y., in 1799, where 
he resided until a year before his death, which occurred at Lock- 
port, N. Y., July 30, 1851. 

6th gen. Child by ist wife: 

2179 Daniel Pomeroy, b. July 2, 1789. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

2180 Jabez B. Pomeroy, b. Aug. 5, 1794. + 

2181 John Pomeroy, b. Feb. 5, 1800; d. Feb., 1836. 

Children by jd wife: 

2182 Noah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 18, 1802. + 

2183 Austin Pomeroy, b. Jan. 23, 1804; d. March, 1877, at Concord, 
Mich. 

2184 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Jan. 20, 1806. + 

2185 Orphea Pomeroy, b. April 4, 1807. + 

2186 Mary Ann Pomeroy, b. May 17, 1809. + 



710 JUDE POMEROY, (John, Noah, Joseph, Elttueed), b. Aug. 20, 
1769; m. 1793, Mary Root, b. 1771; at the time of her death, 
Sept ' 25, 1862, she had made her home with her son Jude ; he d. 
Oct. 16, 1852. 

6th gen. Children: 

2187 OziAii PoMEROY, b. Feb. 23, 1794 ; d. June 29, 1846. 

2188 Mary Pomeroy, b. Aug. 1, 1796. 

2189 Martin Pomeroy, b. Dec. 28. 1798. + 

2190 Lois Pomeroy, b. Nov. 18, 1801 ; d. in 1804. 

2191 Lois Pomeroy, b. Sept. 28, 1804. 

2192 Jude Pomeroy, b. May 31, 1807. + 

2193 John Pomeroy, b. Feb. 10, 1810. + 

711 AZUBAH POMEROY, {John, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. Aug. 
20, 1769, (twin with Jude); m. Jan. 16, 1798, Eh Jones (his 
second wife, having previously m. Abigail Pomeroy, dau. ot 
Ralph), son of Benajah Jones and Experience Northam Of Heb- 
ron, Conn., he served in the war of 1812; Azuba d. June 20, 1810, 
Hinsdale, Mass.; he m. (3) Dec. 12, 1812, Zilpah Crocker, who 
d. Feb. 3, 1814; he removed with his family to Chardon, Ohio, m 
1820; d. about 1830. 

6th gen. Children: 

2194 Cornelius Jones, b. May 20, 1800, Hinsdale; m. Aug. 3, 1829, 
Orrilla Jones, dau. of Elijah Jones; he was a Methodist minister; 
d. Aug. 27, 1835, Hinsdale. 

2195 Hiram Pomeroy Jones, b. June 20, 1802; d. Oct 8, 1803, Somers, 
Conn. . J... 

2196 Julius Jones, b. Nov. 11, 1803; m. March 20, 1835, Elvira Wil- 
cox. + 

2197 AzuBAH Jones, b. July 19, 1805; d. Aug. 29, 1812. 

2198 Daughter, b. and d. 1807. 2200 Son, b. and d. June 7, 1810. 

2199 Son, b. and d. July 2, 1809. 

jth gen. Children of Julius and Elvira Jones, (2196): 

2201 Almond Jones. 
2201.1 Orrilla Jones. 

713 HIRAM POMEROY, {John, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. Nov. 1, 
1773, at Somers; m. July 10, 1796, Ruby Parsons, b. 1775, d. Feb. 
11, 1852, dau. of Aaron Parsons and Mary Fisk. He was a far- 
mer, distiller (at that time a business of more respectability than 
at present), and barrel manufacturer. He was an officer of both 
town and church, and for years enjoyed the distinction of own- 
ing the only pleasure vehicle in the town, a buck-board, which was 
in great demand for wedding journeys, etc. Residence, Somers, 
Conn., where he d. Oct. 27, 1841. 
6th gen. Children: 

2202 Hiram Sterling Pomeroy, b. Feb. 1, 1797. + 

2203 Oren Pomeroy, b. Feb. 17, 1799. + 

2204 Warren Pomeroy, b. 1801. + 



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2205 Ruby Pomeroy, b. Feb. 1, 1803; d. unm. 

2206 Chester Pomeroy, b. 1805. + 

2207 Harriet Pomeroy, b. 1807. + 

2208 George Pomeroy, d. in infancy. 

2209 Laura Pomeroy, b. 1811. + 

2210 Chauncey Pomeroy, b. Nov. 27, 1813. + 

2211 Mary Pomeroy, b. May 12, 1815. + 

2212 Daniel Burbank Pomeroy, b. June 8, 1817. + 

2213 Noah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 29, 1819; m. June 13, 1843, Jane Parker 
of Wolcott; s. p. He was a' manufacturer of clocks in Bristol, 
Conn., for thirty-five years. Residence, Hartford, Conn. 

2214 Miranda Pomeroy, b. Nov. 16, 1823. + 

714 AMMITTAI POMEROY, (John, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. 
Sept. 17, 1776, Somers. Conn.; m. Dec. 9, 1803, Samuel Arnold, 
b. April 14, 1780, Ludlow, Mass., d. July 19, 1845, son of Samuel 
Arnold and Dorcas Hubbard (dau. of Deacon John Hubbard of 
Ellington, Conn.) ; Samuel Arnold, Sr., was selectman of Ludlow, 
and town clerk 1783-5, and 1788; Ammittai Pomeroy Arnold d. 
Jan. 3, 1858. 

6th gen. Children: 

2215 Emmons Arnold; m. (1) ; + m. (2) Widow Skinner, 

s. p. by her. 

2216 Amanda Arnold; m. Henry Glover; s. p. 

2217 Enos Arnold; m. (1) Miss Endicott; + m. (2) Miss Abbe of 
Enfield, Conn.; m. (3) Mrs. Thompson of Somers. 

2218 Maria Arnold; m. Robert Pease; d. at the birth of twins. 

2219 Ansel Arnold, b. Aug. 8, 1814, Somers, Conn.; m. (1) April 26, 
1842, Elizabeth Barrows; m, (2) Nov. 22, 1871, Maria Pitkin 
Chapman, dau. of Horace Chapman (Parley, Jabez, Jabez, Jona- 
than, Robert, Robert, Robert the settler) and Julia Ann Bartlett 
Tiffany, (Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas, Humphrey the 
original settler) ; he d. Aug. 6, 1899. He was for many years one 
of the prominent men of Willimantic, Conn., and was elected to 
the General Assembly twice; first President of the Willimantic 
Board of Trade, and a director in numerous financial and indus- 
trial institutions throughout Connecticut. + 

Jth gen. Children of Emmons Arnold and ist wife, (2215): 

2220 Emily Arnold. 2222 Jane Arnold. 

2221 Theodore Arnold. 2223 Eva Arnold. 

Children of Enos Arnold and ist wife, (221/): 

2224 Emma Arnold. 2227 Ella Arnold. 

2225 Ellen Arnold. 2228 C. Augustus Arnold. 

2226 Albert Arnold, 

Children of Ansel and Maria P. Arnold, (22ip): 
2229 Judge William A. Arnold, b. May 5, 1874, Willimantic, Conn.; 
m. May 22. 1901. Kate Warner Hutchinson, dau. of John Ira 
Hutchinson and Cynthia Starkey; her father, John Ira Hutchin- 
son, (Dr. Ira, John, Jonathan, Joseph, John, Ralph the original 



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(grn^aUigg of tl|P Pnmrrng Jamtlg ZBB 

settler), was for years prominent in Connecticut politics, having 
been elected to the General Assembly several times from his home 
town of Essex; sheriff of Middlesex County for twenty years; 
also, U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the states of Con- 
necticut and Rhode Island. Judge Arnold graduated from Yale 
University in 1896, with the degree of B.A., and from the Yale ; 
Law School, 1899; admitted to the bar in 1898; admitted also to 
practice in United States Courts; Judge of the City Court of 
Willimantic since 1901 ; member of the law firm of Clark & Ar- 
nold, Hartford, Conn.; s. p. 

2230 Louis Hor-\ce Arnold, b. Sept. 23, 1880, Willimantic, Conn.; m. 
Oct. 6, 1908, Edith E. Collins of Quincy, III, dau. of William H. 
Collins and Emily Cotton; s. p. 

715 MARY (POLLY) POMEROY, (Joshua, Noah, Joseph, Elt- 
weed), b. Nov. 15, 1760, at Somers, Conn.; m. June 28, 1781, 
Amos Kellogg of Colchester, Conn., b. Aug. 5, 1758, d. April 14, 
1814, son of Israel Kellogg and Abigail Northam; she d. Sept. 
28, 1841, Colchester. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Colchester, except Enos: 

2231 Amos Kellogg, b. June 5, 1782; d. in the fall of 1820. 

2232 Polly Kellogg, b. Feb. 2, 1784. 

2233 Elam Kellogg, b. Dec. 30, 1786; m. Feb. 6, 1817, Lura Hall, b. 
Sept. 6, 1789, Vernon, Conn., d. March 29, 1864, dau. of George 
Hall and Lura Lathrop; he d. Oct. 21, 1871, Somers, Conn. Far- 
mer and carpenter. + 

2234 Abigail Kellogg, b. Feb. 26, 1791 ; d. Aug. 28, 1874. 

2235 Israel Kellogg, b. Nov. 17, 1792; m. Jerusha Pease of Somers, 
b. July 30. 1796, d. Aug. 26, 1872; he d. March 29, 1868. + 

2236 Charles Kellogg, b. Jan. 14, 1795 ; m. May 28, 1817, Mary Olm- 
stead, b. June, 1797, Enfield, Conn., d. Feb. 14, 1861, dau. of 
Simeon Olmstead and Abigail Collins; he d. Oct. 14, 1880. + 

2237 Enos Kellogg, b. Feb. 2, 1798, Somers, Conn.; m. Nov. 5, 1829, 
Elizabeth Patton, b. Sept. 1, 1806, Stafford, Conn., dau. of Na- 
thaniel Patton and Eunice Pomeroy, (Joshua), d. June 28, 1862; 
he d. Feb. 25, 1879, Somers, Ct. + 

"/th gen. Children of Elam and Laura Kellogg, b. Somers, (22$^)- 

2238 Henry Kellogg, b. Nov. 9, 1817; d. Aug. 30, 1877. 

2239 Elam Wells Kellogg, b. Dec. 30, 1820; d. Oct. 18, 1846. 

2240 Eliza Kellogg, b. Oct. 17, 1823; d. Feb. 10, 1853. 

2241 Laura Hall Kellogg, b. Nov. 20, 1829. 

2242 Amos Sterling Kellogg, b. May 9, 1831. 

Children of Israel and Jerusha Kellogg, b. West Springfield, 
(2235): 

2243 Delia Kellogg, b. March 6, 1820; d. Nov. 15, 1862. 

2244 Maria Fuller Kellogg, b. April 8, 1822 ; d. Feb. 18, 1825. 

2245 Giles Pease Kellogg, b. Nov. 15, 1823; d. May 27, 1892. 

2246 Theodore Pitkin Kellogg, b. Jan. 5, 1827; d. July 27, 1908. 

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2248 Edwin Pomeroy Kellogg, b. Nov. 24, 1830; d. Oct. 19, 1902. 

2249 Julius Augustus Kellogg, b. Oct. 7, 1834; d. Dec. 11, 1901. 

2250 William Kellogg, b. March 23, 1837. 

Children of Charles and Mary Kellogg, (22^6): 

2251 Mariva Kellogg, b. March 2, 1818; d. young. 

2252 Simeon Kellogg, b. Aug. 7, 1821 ; d. young. 

2253 Simeon Olmstead Kellogg, b. Aug. 11, 1823, Greenwich, Mass. 

2254 Mariva Kellogg, b. Dec. 31, 1829, Berlin, Ohio. 

2255 Everton Judson Kellogg, b. May 19, 1832. 

2256 Charles Kellogg, b. Dec. 11, 1835; d. March, 1847. 

Children of Enos and Elizabeth Kellogg, b. Somers, Conn., -C 

(2237): ^^ '^;^ 

2257 Charles H\tde Kellogg, b. June 9, 1831 ; d. Dec. 4, 1832. V ^ 

2258 May Elizabeth Kellogg, b. July 5, 1833. ^ ^ 

2259 Charles Otis Kellogg, b. Aug. 15, 1836. 4 

2260 George Reynolds Kellogg, b. Oct. 11, 1838. / ^ 

716 ELIZABETH POMEROY, (Joshua, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed)^ h. 
Sept. 19, 1763, Somers, Ct. ; m. Sept. 23, 1784, Joseph Root of . 
Somers, Ct., b. 1753, d. Sept. 29, 1825, son of Timothy Root--"^ 
(Timothy, Thomas, John, John of Badby, Northamptonshire, Eng- 
land) and wife Jemima Wood. Military service, four years in 
the Revolution, joining first from Roxbury. He was present at 
the battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) and the burning of 
Charlestown; also, at the engagement which forced the surrender 
of General Burgoyne. Lived at Somers, where she d. Oct. 16, 1825. 
6th gen. Children: 

2261 Caroline Root, b. June 21, 1785. 

2262 Luther Root, b. April 24, 1787; m. Dec. 1, 1816, Betsey Steven-- 
son, b. May 13, 1786, at Enfield, Mass., d. Nov. 10, 1853, dau. of 
Isaac Stevenson and Thankful Savage; he d. Sept. 4, 1853. Far- 
mer. Greenwich, Mass. + 

2263 Capt. John Root, b. March 17, 1789; m. March 31, 1816, Lucy 
Reynolds, b. Nov. 6, 1789, at Somers, d. Jan. 28, 1871, dau. of 
Samuel Reynolds and Lucy Pitkin; settled at Greenwich, Mass., 
and d. there Feb. 6, 1855. Farmer. + 

2264 Harvey Root, b. April 20, 1791; m. Jan. 31, 1821, Mary Palmer; 
he d. March, 1850. + 

2265 Elizabeth Root, b. 1793; m. Spencer Smith, b. at Amherst; she 
d. 1824. + 

2266 LuciNDA Root, b. June 11, 1797; m. Asa Kibbe of Somers, Ct.; 
she d. June 14, 1868. + 

2267 Sophronia Root, (twin with Lucinda), b. June 11, 1797; m. 
David Holmes; she d. May 21, 1835. Lived in Stafford, Ct. 

2268 Chester Root, b. June 14, 1800, at Somers; m. Margaret Ellen 
McGlowe of Berlin Heights, Ohio, b. 1815, in Seneca County, 
N. Y. + 

2269 Sumner Root, b. July 14, 1803, at Somers, Ct.; m. (1) March, 
1826, Mary Pease of Enfield, Ct.; m. (2) Anna C. Davis; m. (3) 



Sophronia Pease, dau. of Deacon Jonathan Pease of Enfield, Ct. 
Lived at the old homestead of his great-grandparents, Somers, Ct. 
^th gen. Children of Luther and Betsey Root, (2262): 

2270 LucRETiA Root, b. Nov. 24, 1817; d. July 4, 1844, at Greenwich, 
Mass. 

2271 Charles S. Root, b. March 6, 1820; m. Rowena S. Bassett at 
Dover, Vt.; he d. Aug. 22, 1859, at Springfield, Mass. + 

2272 Sylvester Franklin Root, b. Oct. 28, 1828; m. May 1, 1855, 
Lydia Maria Woods, b. Oct. 8, 1834, at West Brookfield, Mass., 
d. April 25, 1909, dau. of Alvin Woods and wife Sarah Nichols; 
he d. Oct. 6, 1901. Military service, Sergeant of Co. I, 52d Mass. 
Vol. Inf. Mercantile business. Lived at Sidney, Ohio. + 

Children of John and Lucy Root, b. Greemvich, Mass., (226^): 

2273 John Reynolds Root, b. Feb. 5, 1817; m. March 7, 1843. Maria 
Emily Tuttle ; he d. July 26, 1844, at South Hadley Falls, Mass. + 

2274 Lucy Elizabeth Root, b. Nov. 22, 1820 ; d. Feb. 7, 1845, at Green- 
wich. 

2275 Jabez Backus Root, b. Jan. 22, 1822; m. May 25, 1846, Ursula 
Maria Alden, b. Nov. 4, 1823, d. July 18, 1891, dau. of Capt. Abel 

j Alden and Eveline Thompson; he d. July 12, 1892. Building con- 

I tractor and mover. Residence, Greenwich, Mass. 

2276 Thomas Pitkin Root, b. July 8, 1824; m. April 23, 1851, Seraph 
I Marsh Haynes; m, (2) Nov. 22, 1871, Sophronia Bailey; he was 
I deacon of the Congregational Church, and superintendent of pub- 
j lie schools, Barre, Mass.; he d. there May 24, 1910. + 

I —2277 Hon. Joseph Pomeroy Root, b. April 23, 1826; m. Sept. 10, 1851, 

I . Frances Eveline Alden, b. at Greenwich, dau. of Capt. Abel Alden 

•^'^il and wife Eveline Thompson, (she a descendant of John Alden of 

1 fv iiiu ^^^ Mayflower); he d. Aug. 19, 1885. He was graduated from 

U . {yj-^*^. Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass., 1850; settled in New 

1 )^ Hartford, Conn., 1851; m. Sept. 9, 1851, Frances Eveline Alden 

u_^v<\^^ \ of Greenwich, Mass. Joseph Pomeroy Root was a member of the 

I /jJL/i-^ Connecticut State Legislature in 1855, elected on the Whig ticket; 

|^^Vi>yV he went to Kansas in 1856 with the New Haven colony, locating 

I at Wabaunsee. He immediately became active in the Free State 

I cause, and was taken prisoner by Atchison and the "border ruf- 

fians." He was in Lawrence when the city was sacked and burned; 
and in Topeka July 4, when the Legislature was dispersed, at 
which time he was a member of the New State Central Commit- 
tee, and subsequently chairman of the Executive Committee, that 
being the highest authority recognized by the parties of those times. 
He was elected for two years to the Territorial Council from 
Wyandotte, where he settled in 1857. He was elected the first 
Lieutenant-Governor of Kansas, and was acting Governor in 1861. 
He resigned this position to enter the Union army as Surgeon 
when the Civil War commenced, and served throughout the war 
with the Army of the Frontier. In 1869, he was appointed by Pres- 
ident Grant, Minister to Chili, South America. The Chilian govern- 
ment bestowed honorary degrees and medals upon him for his 



2B3 3^tftl| (BtmtuXwn - JoBrpIy 

voluntary labors in the hospitals during the small-pox epidemic of 
1873. In 1884, he was delegate to the Republican National Con- 
vention at Chicago, 111. He d. Aug. 19, 1885. + 

2278 Jerusha Williams Root (twin with Joseph), b. April 23, 1826; 
d. Nov. 26, 1841. 

2279 Samuel Newell Root, b. Sept. 22, 1828; professor of music; d. 
April 2, 1853, at Columbia, Tenn. 

Children of Harvey and Mary Root, (2264): 

2280 Lucy Root, b. Feb. 16, 1822, at Somers, Ct. ; m. July 27, 1843, 
Hinsdale Smith, son of Soreno Smith of Hadley, Mass. 

2281 Julia Ripley Root, b. Oct. 11, 1824; d. Sept. 13, 1831. 

2282 Abia Pomeroy Root, b. April 11, 1830; m. Dec. 7, 1^54, Samuel 
W. Strong, son of Rev. William L. Strong of Fayetteville, N. Y. 

Child of Elisabeth and Spencer Smith, (226^): 

2283 Ellsworth Smith, m. and had children. 

Children of Lucinda and Asa Kibbe, (2266): 

2284 Lucinda Kibbe. 2286 Mary Kibbe. 

2285 Henry Kibbe. 

Children of Chester and Margaret E. Root, (2268): 
22^7 Harvey Root, b. Nov. 13, 1837, at Berlin Heights, Ohio; mili- 
tary service in Civil War, private, Co. E, 4th Mich. Vol. Inf., 
Watrousville, Mich. ; d. at Craney Island Hospital, Aug. 21, 1862. 

2288 Margaret Ellen Root, b. Aug. 5, 1839, at Berlin Heights, Ohio; 
m. Sept. 18, 1864, J. Warren Rogers, who d. Aug. 25, 1867; she 
m. (2) Nov. 13, 1877, Adnez L. Forbes. 

2289 Calvin Root, b. Oct. 20, 1841, at Berlin Heights; m. Ella Walters 
of Clarkston, Mich. Res., Vassar, Mich. 

2290 John Luther Root, b. Sept. 22, 1846, at Litchfield, Ohio; m. 
Christie Stark of Reese, Mich. Res., East Saginaw, Mich. 

2291 Jason Root, b. April 23, 1852, at Clarksfield, Ohio; m. Mary 
Coleman, at Watrousville, jMich. Res., Cairo, Mich. 

2292 Ida Abiah Root, b. Feb. 7, 1859, at Clarksfield, Ohio; m. in 1890, 
W. J. P. McFail; she d. May 2, 1905, at Saginaw, Mich. 

Children of Sumner and Mary P. Root, (2269): 

2293 Sumner C. Root. 2293.1 Rodolphia K. Root, 

2294 Mary E. Root ; m. March 17, 1852, William S. Arms of South 
Deerfield, Mass. 

Children of Sumner and (2d wife) Anna Root: 

2295 Ellen S. Root. 2296 Henry A. Root. 

Children of Sumner and (^d wife) Sophronia Root: 

2297 Adrian A. Root, d. ae. 2 years. 

2298 Alonzo D. Ro<jt. 2300 Child, d. in infancy. 

2299 Laura Amelia Root. 

8th gen. Children of Charles S. and Rowena S. Root, (22JJ): 

2301 Amy L. Root, b. Oct., 1855; d. July 20, 1857. 

2302 Charles E. Root, b. July 24, 1858; d. young. 



Children of Sylvester F. and Lydia Woods Root, (22 j 2): < 

2303 Eliza Lucretia Root, b. Dec. 25, 1856, Greenwich. Mass.; m. 
Sept. 22, 1885, James McKercher, b. Nov. 2, 1839, Montville, 
Ohio, son of Peter McKercher and Margery McNaughton. Mrs. 
McKercher is a member of the National Society, D. A. R., No, 
68,732. Res., Seattle, Wash. No children. 

2304 Alice Eugenia Root, b. March 27, 1859, Greenwich, Mass.; m. 
March 9, 1881, Leroy Michael, b. July 22, 1855, son of Dewitt 
Clinton Michael and Hannah Elizabeth Robinson. Res., Sidney, 
Ohio. + 

2305 Luther Woods Root, b. June 3, 1871, Greenwich; d. Feb. 21, 
1890, at Sidney, Ohio. 

2306 Julia Le Dora Root, b. July 30, 1872, at Sidney, Ohio; d. there 
April 24, 1873. 

pf/t gen. Children of Alice Eugenia and Leroy Michael, (2^04): 

2307 Amy Elizabeth Michael, b. Oct. 6, 1884, Sidney, Ohio. 

2308 Helen Woods Michael, b. Dec. 11, 1886, Sidney. 

2309 John Arnold Michael, b. Feb. 1, 1889, Sidney. 

718 CAPT. SAMUEL POMEROY, {Joshua, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), 
b. Feb. 2, 1767; m. Dec, 1796, Catherine Day of West Spring- 
field, Mass., b. June 14, 1772, d. March 31, 1838; m. (2) Sarah 
Chapin (widow of Franklin). He was a school-teacher and far- 
mer. Resided in the old Pomeroy homestead in Somers, Conn. 

6th gen. Children: 

2310 Catherine Pomeroy, b. Oct. 10, 1797; d. Feb. 28, 1861; unm. 

2311 LuciNDA Pomeroy, b. May 19, 1801; m. Dec. 31, 1822, Oren 
Pomeroy, son of Hiram and Ruby Parsons Pomeroy; she d. 
May, 1887. 

2312 Noah Pomeroy, d. in infancy. 

2313 Charles Backus Pomeroy, bp. Nov. 23, 1806. + 

2314 Samuel Pomeroy, b. April 29, 1812. + 

2315 Mary Day Pomeroy, b. 1818; unm. 

719 EUNICE POMEROY, {Joshua, Noah, Joseph, Eltweed), b. Dec. 
11, 1769; m. Sept. 29, 1796, Nathaniel Patten, b. April 9, 1766, 
in Stafford, Conn., d. Dec. 17, 1816, son of Nathaniel Patten and 
Esther Shed. 

6th gen. Children, b. in Somers, Conn.: 

2316 Nathaniel Patten, b. July 22, 1797; d. March, 1880; unm. 

2317 William Patten, b. July 17, 1799; m. Jan. 12, 1826, Lucretia 
Holmes, dau. of David, d. Feb. 3, 1879; he d. Nov, 14, 1856. Re- 
sided in Somers. + 

2318 Eunice Patten, b. Nov. 23, 1801 ; m. Nov. 25, 1823, George Rey- 
nolds; she d. Oct. 9, 1837. Resided in Longmeadow, Mass. + 

2319 Mary Patten, b. May 16, 1804; m. May 27, 1825, Henry Allen, 
b. in Enfield, Ct., Jan. 15, 1803, d. July 13, 1867, son of George 
Allen and Betsey Rich, + 



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235 3^tfll| Cgfttfrattun - lastpl^ 

2320 Elizabeth Patten, b. Sept. 1, 1806; m. Nov. 25, 1S29. Enos 
Kellogg, b. Feb. 2, 1798, d. Feb. 26, 1879; she d. about 15/ 1.^ Re- 
sided in Somers until 1849, when they moved to Oneica, N. Y., 
and joined the Oneida Community. + 

2321 LuciNDA Patten, b. Tan. 19, 1809; m. Jan. 17, 1830, Eber Patten, 
b. Oct. 19, 1801, d. Aug. 12, 1844, son of Asa Patten and Asenath 
Smith; she d. Sept 1, 1840. + ^ , . 

2322 Justus Patten, b. Nov. 23, 1812; m. 1837, Abigail M. Dickmson; 
for manv years he was at the head of the repair and buildmg 
force at ':Mount Holyoke Ladies' Seminary at South Hadley, Mass., 
where he d. Aug. 17, 1865. + 

yth gen. Children of William and Lucretia Patten, b. Somers, 
(2317) : 

2323 Nathaniel Andrew Patten, b. April 17, 1828; m. Mary E. 
Langdon: d. April 2, 1902. _ . ^ ^,_ 

2324 William Alonzo Patten, b. June 25, 1833 ; m. Marietta S. Kibbe. 

2325 Julia Ann Patten, b. April 30, 1837; m. Albert F. Allen; d. 
Dec. 7, 1887. 

Children of Eunice and George Reynolds, (2318): 

2326 Emily Reynolds, b. about 1824; m. Rev. Simeon Howard Cal- 
houn, D. D. ; he was missionary to Beirut, Syria ; five children 

2327 Helen Reynolds, b ; m. Dea. Albert Parsons ; she d. about 

1868; four children. Res., Enfield, Conn. 

2328 LuciNDA Reynolds, m. Edward Colton; five children. Kes., 
Longmeadow, where he was postmaster. 0^1 

2329 Mary Reynolds, m. George C. Stearns; five sons. Res., Buttaio, 
N. Y. 

2330 Henrietta Reynolds ; unm. Res., Longmeadow, Mass. 

2331 Eliza Reynolds, m. Mr. Ward. Res., New Haven, Conn. 

Children of Mary and Henry Allen, b. Enfield, Conn., (2319): 

2332 Ann Elizabeth Allen, b. 1826; m. March 30, 1869, Calvin In- 

galls Thompson, who d. July 1, 1880; she m. (2) Arnold; 

she d. March, 1800, s. p. Res., Somers, Conn. 

2333 Henry Pomeroy Allen, b. Dec. 21, 1827; m. April 18, 18jb, 
Mary Falconer, who d. Feb. 25, 1899; he d. April 17, 1898; three 
children. Res., Enfield, Conn. 

2334 Horace Bolivar Allen, b. Feb. 8, 1830; m. June 3, 18o2, Mary 
Ann Bancroft, dau. of Alfred Bancroft and Mary Rudd; she d. 
May 14, 1892; he d. April 28, 1903; fourteen children. 

2335 Mary Jane Allen, b. June 18, 1833; m. April 12, 1854 Horace 
Patten, son of Benjamin Patten and Sally Wells of Stafitord, 
Conn.; two children. Res., Enfield, Conn. + o^ iq-t 

2336 LuciNDA Patten Allen, b. Sept. 5, 1835; m. Dec. 24, 18o7, 
Larone Hills, son of Solomon Hills; he d. May 19, 1883; she m. 
(2) July 23, 1883, Luther M. Hough; she d. Aug. 1, 1894, s. p. 
Res., Longmeadow and Springfield, Mass. . 

2337 George Moses Allen, b. April 30, 1846; m. Feb. 22, 1870, Eunice 
Starr, dau. of John R. Starr and Betsey A. Turner of Groton, 



Conn.; she d. about 1906; he d. April 11, 1900; six children. Res., 
Enfield, Conn. 

Children of Elizabeth and Enos Kellogg, (2320): 

2338 Charles Hyde Kellogg, b. Jan. 9, 1831 ; d. Dec. 4, 1832. 

2339 Mary Elizabeth Kellogg, b. July 5, 1833. 

2340 Charles Otis Kellogg, b. Aug. 17, 1836; m. Olive A. Nash. 

2341 George Reynolds Kellogg, b. Oct. 11, 1838; m. Mary Lucretia 
Bolles. 

Children of Liicinda and Eber Patten, (2^21): 

2342 Cornelia Patten, b. Dec. 5, 1830; d. Sept. 17, 1854. 

2343 Son Patten, b. 1833; d. Tan. 31, 1834. 

2344 Eunice Patten, b. Jan. 13, 1836; d. Dec. 7, 1854. 

2345 Son Patten, b. 1839; d. Jan. 11, 1840. 

Children of Justus and Abigail M. Patten, (2^22): 
2345.1 Elliott Patten. 2345.2 Erwin Patten. 

8th gen. Children of Mary J. and Horace Patten, (2^^^): 

2345.3 Henry Benjamin Patten, 'b. Jan. 31, 1855; m. March 9, 18S2, 
Emily Adelle Allen, dau. of Asher and Emily M. Allen; two chil- 
dren. Res., Cheyenne, Wyo. 

2345.4 Homer Wells Patten, b. March 14, 1858 ; unm. 

720 JOSHUA POMEROY, {Joshua, Noah, Joseph, Eltzveed), b. April 
15, 1774, in Somers, Conn. ; m. June 5, 1800, Persis Sexton, b. 
July 9, 1781, d. 1876; he d. June 1, 1849. Res., Enfield, Conn. 
6th gen. Children, b. in Enfield: 

2346 Cyrus Pomeroy, b. Oct. 25, 1802. + 

2347 Emily Pomeroy. b. Dec. 3, 1805 ; d. Dec. 30, 1813. 

2348 Eliza Pomeroy, b. Dec. 3, 1805, (twin with Emily). + 

2349 Persis Pomeroy, b. June 28, 1810. + 

2350 Mary Pomeroy, b. Aug. 25, 1813. + 

2351 Emily Pomeroy, b. Nov. 30, 1815. + 



"He has set His bow in the cloud, and it is a token of 
The Covenant between Him and the earth people." 

722 ESTHER POMEROY, (Elisha, John, Ebeneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Dec. 4, 1745, Northampton; m. (1) 1766, Isaac Guern- 
sey of Northampton; m. (2) Dec. 22, 1773, Dr. Robert Cutler of 
Amherst, b. Oct. 2, 1748, d. March 10, 1835; she d. Dec. 11, 1822. 
Res., Pelham, Mass. 

yth gen. Children by 2d marriage: 

2351.1 Esther Cutler, b. Jan. 11, 1775; m, Wright Warner; she d. 1818, 
Stockville, Ohio. + 

2352 Susan Cutler, b. April 9, 1777; m. Jason Mixter, who d. Jan., 
1850; she d. Oct. 30, 1850, at Hardwick. + 



iJI^ 



2353 Robert Cutler, b. Dec. 17, 1778; d. Nov. 4, 1781. 

2354 Elisha Pomeroy Cutler, b. Oct. 18, 1780; graduated Williams 
College; studied law at North Yarmouth, Me.; m. July, 1811, Bet- 
sey Delano; he d. Aug. 29, 1813. + 

2355 Dr. Isaac Guernsey Cutler, b. Nov. 18, 1782; gr. Williams Col- 
lege ; studied medicine at Amherst ; m. Frances Hastings ; d. June 
29, 1834. + 

2356 Dr. Robert Cutler, b. Sept. 19, 1784; studied medicine; prac- 
ticed at St. Albans and Red Bluff, in the Mississippi Valley; d. 
Nov. 22, 1817. 

8th gen. Children of Esther and Wright Warner, (s^^i.i): 

2357 Susan Warner. 

2358 Wright Warner; d. soon. 

2359 Eliza Whipple Warner, b. Aug. 28, 1811. 

Children of Susan and Jason Mixter, (2^52): 

2360 William Mixter, m. Mary Ruggles; d. July 29, 1884, leaving 
four children. 

2361 Charles Mixter, perished in the sinking of the Ville de Havre, 
Nov. 22, 1874; m. and left three children. 

2362 Susan Mixter, m. Joseph Knox; d, at Chicago, Feb. 4, 1894; 
ae. 80; seven children. 

2363 George Mixter, m. and settled in Rock Island, 111.; four children. 

2364 Marion Mixter, d. Feb. 7, 1820, ae. 11 years. 

Child of Elisha P. and Betsey Cutler, (2254): 

2365 Elisha Pomeroy Cutler. 

Children of Dr. Isaac G. and Frances Cutler, (2^55): 

2366 Robert Cutler, b. Dec. 19, 1808; m. Feb., 183J, Julia Narcissa 
White Leonard; gr. Amherst College; d. July 25, 1890, at Grand 
Rapids, Mich., of old age. 

2367 William Cutler, b. Dec. 29, 1811; m. June, 1842, Harriet M. 
Gilbert; he was a merchant at Amherst, Mass. 

2368 Elisha Pomeroy Cutler, b. Nov. 20, 1814. 

2369 Isaac Guernsey Cutler, b. June 25, 1817; m. Jan. 10, 1843, Har- 
riet E. Fox; she d. in New Haven, Conn., April 17, 1896; he d. 
Lockport, N. Y., July, 1849; cholera. 

2370 Esther Cutler, b. March 22, 1819; d. Oct. 25, 1886; unm. 

2371 George Cutler, b. July 25, 1823; m. May 23, 1849, Frances Gay- 
" lord of Amherst ; merchant in partnership with his brother Wil- 
liam in Amherst. 

2372 Charles Cutler, b. July 22, 1826; m. April 4, 1852, Harriet 
Coolidge of Westminster, Mass. ; manufacturer of melodeons ; he 
d. Sept. 16, 1881, Grand Haven. Mich. 

2373 Dwight Cutler, b. Nov. 14, 1830; m. Feb. 16, 1858, Frances E. 
S. Slayton of Stowe, Vt. Lumber dealer at Gran^ Haven, Mich. 

725 RACHEL POMEROY, (Elisha, John, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), h. about 1758; m. Robert Field, son of Robert Field of 
Greenwich, Mass. 



yth gen. Child: 

2374 Mary Field, m. (1) Joshua N. Upham, Esq., who d. soon after 
marriage; she m. (2) May 19, 1812, Hon. Elihu Lyman, b. Sept. 
25, 1782, d. Feb. 11, 1826, at Boston, son of Major EHhu Lyman 
and Sarah Stebbins. He was graduated from Dartmouth College, 
class of 1803 ; read law with Ebenezer Foot of Troy, N. Y., and 
Richard English Newcomb of Greenfield. Mass. ; practiced in 
Greenfield and Greenwich; was high sherifif of Franklin county 
from 1811 to 1815. Elected to the State Senate, and d. while 
the legislature was in session, lamented as a gentleman of high 
principles as well as of fine personal appearance and courtly man- 
ners. She d + 

8th gen. Children of Mary and Elihu Lyman, (2J/4): 

2375 Eliza Jones Lyman, b. 1812; d. June 19, 1830. 

2376 Mary Field Lyman, b. 1815; she was a principal of a young 
ladies' seminary in Philadelphia, Pa. 

2377 Catherine Dwight Lyman, b. 1817; also principal of the same 
seminary. 

2378 Annie Jean Lyman, b. 1819; m. Oct. 9, 1849, Prof. Charles 
Short, son of Charles and Rebecca Short of Salem, Mass, + 

2379 Elihu Lyman, b. 1820; d. July 1, 1823. 

2380 Charlotte Augusta Lyman, b. about 1822. 

2381 Elihu Lyman, b. about 1824; d. Jan, 24, 1825. 

8th gen. Children of Annie J. and Charles Short, (2278): 

2382 Charles Lancaster Short. 2384 Edward Lyman Short. 
22)^2t Mary Field Short. 2385 Henry Alford Short. 

726 NANCY POMEROY, {Elisha, John, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
bp. May 17, 1761, in Northampton; m. Aug., 1787, Capt. William 
Ashley, b. May 20, 1763, at Prescott, d. April 7, 1847, at Hudson, 
N. Y., son of Samuel Ashley. 
7th gen. Children: 

2386 William Ashley, b. 1788; perished in a snow storm on the 
Hudson River in childhood. 

2387 Hon, Chester Ashley, b. June 1, 1790, in Amherst, Mass.; gr. 
Williams College, 1813; m. and settled at Little Rock, Ark.; was 
elected to the United States Senate; d. in Washington, D. C, in 
April, 1848, leaving a wife and children, of whom we have no 
trace. 

2388 Elisha Pomeroy Ashley. 

790 SIMEON POMEROY, {John, John, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
bp. April 21, 1754, Northampton; m. Sally Crocker, b. May 20, 
1757, dau. of John Crocker and Sarah Kingsbury. 
7th gen. Child: 

2389 Thomas Merrick Pomeroy, b. about 1780, in Northampton; m. 
He was a printer by trade and Hved on South street, Northamp- 
ton; his shop was in the old Tontine building, which stood where 



the late Hon. John Clarke afterward built and lived. His child 
was burned to death on Dec. 1, 1805. 

701 CYNTHIA. POIMEROY, (John, John, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Dec. 7, 1755; m. (1) May 5, 1775, Dr. Sereno Edwards 
Dwight b. Dec. 10, 1754, d. Oct. 10, 1783, son of Alajor Timothy 
Dwi^'ht and Mary Edwards of Northampton; she m. (2) June 4 
1789, John Lyman, Jr., b. Sept. 8, 1750, Northampton, son of 
John Lyinan and Hannah Strong; she d. May 28, 1790. 
7th gen. Children by ist marriage, b. Northampton: 

2390 Martha Dwight. b. Aug. 10, 1777; m. Sept. 23, 1798, Austin 
Denison, b. 1775, d. Aug. 12, 1812, son of Zina Denison and Eliza- 
beth Austin- he was a merchant of Northam, Conn., and left a 
handsome property; she d. Sept. 20, 1826, Wilkesbarre, Pa., and 
was interred at New Haven, Conn. + 

2391 John Dwight, b. about 1780; d. Sept. 27, 1783, at Northampton. 

Child by 2d marriage: 

2392 Cynthia Lyman, b. May 23, 1790; m. Nov. 26, 1806, Titus Smith 
of Granby, Mass., b. Jan. 17, 1786, d. April, 1854; she d. Feb., 
1825. + 

8th gen. Children of Martha and Austin Denison, (2390): 

2393 Mary Elizabeth Denison, b. Aug. 1, 1799; m. Oct. 4, 18?5, 
Judge Charles D. Shoemaker, of Forty-Fort, Wyoming Valley, Pa., 
b July 9 1802, son of Elijah Shoemaker and Elizabeth Denison 
("dau. of' Col. Nathan Denison and Elizabeth Sill) ; graduated 
Yale, 1824. He was a Judge of County Court, Wilkesbarre, elder 
in the Presbyterian Church, "and greatly respected and beloved. 
Mary d. at Wilkesbarre, Dec. 2, 1833; he m. (2) Mrs. Stella Mc- 
Nair of New Orleans, by whom he had four sons. He d. i\ug. 
1, 1862, ae. 60, leaving a large estate, which had been m his 
family a century. + 

2394 JuLiANNE Denison, b. July, 1806; d. Feb. 23, 1807. , ,0^0 

2395 Martha Dwight Denison, b. March 31, 1808; m. May 1, l^^jl, 
Gen. Ebenezer Warren Sturdevant, who d. April, 18d4; she d. 
Oct. 20, 1842. + 

Children of Cynthia and Titus Smith, (2392): 

2396 Adeline Smith, b. Oct. 3, 1807 ; d. April 9, 1808. 

2397 John Lyman Smith, b. Jan. 5, 1810; d. June 3, 1870. 

2398 Adeline Smith, b. Feb. 26, 1812. 

2399 Austin Denison Smith, b. April 27, 1814; d. Oct. 30, 18lC). 

2400 Laura Smith, b. March 23, 1816; m. Oct. 22, 1834, William 
Kent, b. Jan. 21, 1811, son of William Kent and Dolly Warner; 
carpenter at Wilbraham, Mass. 

pth gen. Children of Mary E. and Charles D. Shoemaker, (2393): 

2401 Austin Denison Shoemaker, M. D., b. Aug. 1, 1826; graduated, 
A. B., 1845, and became a physician at Wilkesbarre; went to 
Honolulu. 

2402 Martha Ann Shoemaker, b. Dec. 15, 1828; d. July 2, 1844. 



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Child of Martha D. and Gen. Ebenezer IV. Sturdevant, (2395): 
2403 Mary Elizabeth Sturdevant, b. April 10, 1833 ; d. June 18, 1836. 

Sereno Edwards Dwight, M.D., was lost at sea off the coast of Halifax, 
N. S., Oct. 10, 1783. He was a Surgeon in the British army, and was called "the 
handsomest man in all that handsome family," said Madame Rhoda Dwight of 
Northampton. He is remembered to have had a remarkably strong, rich and 
musical voice. He and his brother Jonathan went with their father, Major Tim- 
othy Dwight, to Natchez to found the proposed new colony there. In "The 
Memoirs of Capt. Matthew Phelps," by Anthony Haswell of New Haven, Vt., 
published at Bennington, in 1802, an interesting account of this expedition may 
be found. 

Capt. Phelps sailed May 1, 1775, from Middletown in a vessel commanded by 
Capt. Eggleston. There were passengers. Major Timothy Dwight and two sons, 
Madame Lyman and her tw^o sons and two daughters, and the Rev. Mr. Smith 
from Granville, with his family. On July 30. they made the mouth of the Mis- 
sissippi river, whence they proceeded to New Orleans. Mrs. Flowers, one of the 
party, died about Sept. 20 of a fever. They went up the river in boats. Mr. 
Smith died a few days after their arrival at Natchez. Then Major Dwight and 
Mrs. Lyman died. Mr. Phelps lost his wife and two children by sickness, and 
during the month his two remaining children were drowned. 

Fort Penmore, near Natchez, a British fort built for the protection of the 
settlers there, fell into the hands of the Spaniards in Sept., 1779. Soon after it^ 
surrender, Major Lyman determined to put the fort into the hands of the Ameri- 
can troops, which lay a small distance up the river, as had previously been ar- 
ranged between them. A full account is given of the stratagem, by which the 
proposed undertaking was to be accomplished, and the failure of the expected 
movement into the fort by the American troops. Gen. Lyman, it will be re- 
membered, had died in the summer of 1774, and Major Dwight in 1777. The two 
sons of Major Dwight, it appears from this account, remained in Natchez some 
three and a half years. The Spaniards, on realizing the trick that had been 
played so successfully upon them, determined to destroy the little garrison if 
they could. 

They must now make their escape or be slain. Out of the fort they retreat- 
ed undiscovered and joined the rest of their friends, who with such provisions 
as they could gather and a few pack-horses, started, men, women and children, 
for the eastern seaboard. In all these perils Mrs. Cynthia Pomeroy Dwight 
had with her a little daughter about two years old. For one born in a home so 
quiet and amid circumstances of affluence, her life was surely one full of stormy 
experiences. On to Georgia, through a trackless waste of forests haunted by 
wild Indians, they must march or perish by the way. Their little store of pro- 
visions was soon exhausted, and they had to live afterwards on such game as 
they could shoot, and on the wild fruits, herbs and roots of the forests. They 
early lost their compass and could direct their course only by the light of the 
sun. So troublesome were the Indians that they kept a watch standing by night 
for safety. They often had deep and broad streams to cross, and constructed 
floats for that purpose, bound together with strong withes. They came once to 
a stream, running rapidly, and half a mile or so across, which caused great dis- 
may. But one of their number suggested that somewhere on the opposite side 
they would probably find a canoe. This man volunteered that if any one would 
accompany him to swim the stream on horse-back, and risk life for the general 
good, he would make the attempt. When no one answered to the challenge, 
though often repeated, Mrs. Sereno Pomeroy Dwight said that she would join 
the venture with him. This roused her husband from his torpor of mind and he 
agreed to go with them. These three accordingly mounting their horses, drove 
bravely into the swift current. Ere long they found themselves on a flat reef of 
rocks scarcely belly-deep to their horses. Here they raised a loud shout to 
their companions, a shout of encouragement. But on reaching the farther side oi 
the ledge they found it suddenly sheer and steep and the water many fathoms 
deep. Mrs. Dwight was not looking forward at the time, but on hearing the 
splash made by the horses with their riders before her, she turned only to see 
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sound, she clung to the neck of her horse, and following after them made a 
like fearful leap into the water and with the same safety. They landed soon after 
unharmed. After much searching they found an old Indian canoe, in which 
they brought over in threes at a time the entire company during the day. 

Great as were the pangs they often suffered from, hunger in these trackless 
forests, greater still were those from thirst. They were at one time thirty-six 
hours without water, during which additional strain upon their physical fortitude, 
after a long series of severe trials, several of their' number died. On the morn- 
ing of the second day after crossing the great river, leaving Mrs. Dwight and 
some others behind them, men set out with what heart and hope they could in 
various directions to find water, and all came back in the afternoon, one after 
the other despairingly, with the sad report that it was nowhere to be found. 
Mrs. Dwight now resolved to make one last desperate search herself for water, 
and telling them that if she failed as they had, she should still keep moving on 
as long as she could, and give up only when she must. Three or four others ac- 
companied her. They came at last, after long fruitless searches elsewhere to a 
low spot between two hills, where the sod was spongy under their feet. "Here." 
said she, "we must find water or die; and to find it we must do our best digging." 
Poor were the tools they had, but well did they use them, and soon found water 
to a sufficient degree to warrant sending back the tidings of the great discovery. 
When the others arrived it was necessary to use force to restrain some of them 
from injuring themselves by a too free use of the new made fountain of living 
waters in the wilderness. 

Those who survived the hardships of this perilous expedition reached Georgia 
at last, in separate bands, by different routes, weary and worn and almost naked. 

792 CAPTAIN LUTHER POMEROY, {John, John, Ehenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltwced), b. Nov. 8, 1757, Northampton; m. 1783, Rhoda 
Burt, b. March 27, 1761, d. Nov. 21, 1829. He was a private in 
Capt. Jonathan Allen's company of Minute Men, Gen. Pomeroy's 
regiment, which marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service 8 days ; reported enlisted into the army 
April 27, 1775 ; also, Capt. Jonathan Allen's 3d company, Col. John 
Fellows' 8th regiment; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; service 3 
months, 21 days; also, company returns dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 
1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated 
Dorchester Camp, Nov. 7, 1775 ; at periods, he served seven years 
in the Revolution; was wounded and drew a pension until the 
time of his death, March 11, 1855, ae. 97. His title of Captain is 
due to his rank as Captain of a militia company. An obituary 
at the time of his death says that when the tidings of the battle 
of Lexington reached Northampton Luther Pomeroy, an appren- 
tice to the carpenter's trade, was at work upon a bam. The 
foreman, Capt. Allen, at once requested the young men to lay 
aside their tools and enter the army to maintain their liberty. No 
sooner was the request made than Luther Pomeroy came down 
from the building, equipped himself for war, and marched with 
Capt. Allen's company that day as far as Belchertown. His first 
enlistment in the Continental army was for three years; but his 
noble mother, whom he said "he always minded" and his love for 
the cause, induced him to again enter the army, serving till the 
end of the war and the disbandonment of his regiment. He re- 
ceived an honorable discharge and was granted a supplemental 
pension for a wound in the face from a cannon shot. He was 
present at the battles of Bunker Hill and Saratoga. Of these en- 



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gagements it was the old soldier's delight to speak. Capt. Pomeroy 
was characterized by strength of mind, a generous disposition and 
a tenacious love of right; his habits were strictly temperate, and 
his intellectual powers remained unimpaired till the last. Lived in 
Chester, Mass. 

"He looked in years; but in years were seen 
A youthful vigor; an autumnal green." 

yth gen. Children: 

2404 Rhoda Pomeroy, b. Sept. 29, 1784. + . 

2405 Nancy Pomeroy, b. Sept. 18, 1786. + 

2406 Sally Pomeroy, b. Nov. 10, 1788; m. Gad Shattuck. 

2407 Luther Pomeroy, b. Oct. 21, 1790; d. Aug. 10, 1802. 

2408 Charles Pomeroy, b. Nov. 6, 1792. 

2409 Cynthia Pomeroy, b. Oct. 8, 1794; m. Job Cowing. 

2410 Weltha Pomeroy. b. Jan. 10, 1797. + 

2411 Phena Pomeroy. b. April 3, 1799; d. Oct. 20, 1803. 

2412 Luther Pomeroy, b. Aug. 10, 1802; d. Oct. 20, 1803. 

2413 John Pomeroy, b. April 12, 1804. + 

795 RACHEL POMEROY, (Oliver, John, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Sept. 15, 1754; m. Oct. 27, 1771, Major Edward Bulk- 
ley of Rock-y Hill, Conn., b. about 1741, son of Charles Bulkley 
and Mary Sage; she d. Aug. 14, 1774; he m. (2) Nov., 1775, 
Prudence Welles. His rank as Major was attained in the Revo- 
lution. Resided in what was known as the "Long House," built 
by Mr. Pomeroy, near the landing; he d. May 30, 1787. 

yth gen. Children, by ist wife: 

2414 RoxY Bulkley, b. Oct. 25, 1772; m. Oct. 25, 1793, Col. Selah 
Francis ; moved to Delaware county, N. Y. ; he raised and equipped 
a regiment for the war of 1812, and was commissioned Colonel, 
serving under General Farrington. + 

2415 William Bulkley, bp. Nov. 2, 1773; lost at sea July 23, 1788. 

8th gen. Children of Roxy and Selah Francis, (2414): 

2416 Roxy Pomeroy Francis, b. 1794; m. May 4, 1815, Judge Jesse 
Booth, b. Aug. 29, 1790, son of Lieut. Joseph Booth; he was 
Quartermaster in the war of 1812; served several terms in the 
State Legislature, and was a Common Pleas Judge over 30 con- 
secutive years. + 

gth gen. Children of Roxy P. and Jesse Booth, (2416): 

2417 Walter Booth. 2420 Angeline Booth. 

2418 Mary Booth. 2421 Flora Booth. 

2419 George Booth. 2422 Julia Booth. 

2423 Ellen Bulkley Booth, m. B. C. Dick. 

797 SIMEON POMEROY, {Titus, John, Ebeneser, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. about 1760; m. 
7th gen. Children: 

2424 Nancy Pomeroy. 2425 Betsey Pomeroy. 



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2426 Titus Po>rEROY, b. Sept. 5, 1786. + 

2427 Celas Pomeroy. 

799 ROXALANA POMEROY, {Titus, John, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. 1766, South Hadley: m. March 1, 1785, Simeon White 
of South Hadley, Mass.; she d. July 29, 1804-. 

yth gen. Children, b. at South Hadley: 

2428 RoxA White, b. May 9, 1787; m. Nov. 10, 1808, Ephraim Smith, 
Jr.; she d. Jan. 22, 1820. + 

2429 QuARTus White, b. April 28, 1789; m. Persis Stebbins, b. Dec. 
30, 1787, at Longmeadow, Mass., dau. of Zadoc Stebbins and wife 
Urania Burt. 

2430 Calvin White, b. Aug. 26, 1791 ; m. Patty Smith ; had children. 

2431 Polly White, b. Oct. 25, 1794; d. April, 1811. 

8th gen. Children of Roxa and Ephraim Smith, (2428): 

2432 Edmund Smith. 2433 Andrew Smith. 

800 HANNAH POMEROY, {Titus, John, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. about 1768; m. Giles Parmele, b. 1764. He was a sol- 
dier of the Revolution; was drawing government pension at Pots- 
dam, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1832. 

yth gen. Children: 

2434 Hannah Parmele, m. Mr. Thorns. + 

2435 Ruth Parmele, m. Mr. Winslow. 

2436 Sallie Parmele, m. Mr. Hoit. + 

2437 Quartus Parmele, m. Ellen + 

2438 Polly Parmele, m. Mr. Lane. + 

2439 Seth Parmele, m. Orpha Dunbar, + 

2440 Olive Parmele, m. Mr. Hollie. 

8th gen. Children of Hannah and Mr. Thorns, (2434): 

2441 Charles Thoms. 2442 George Thoms. 

Children of Sally and Mr. Hoit, (24^6): 
2443 Gilbert Hoit. 2444 Caroline Hoit. 

Children of Quartus and Ellen Parmele, (24^7): 

2445 Ellen Parmele. 

2446 Calvin Parmele; and other children. 

Children of Polly and Mr. Lane, . (2438) : 

2447 Laura Lane. 2449 George Lane. 

2448 Lucia Lane. 

Children of Seth and Orpha Parmele, (2439): 

2450 Cassius rPARMELE. 2455 Charles Parmele. 

2451 Lucius PAR^^ELE. 2456 Giles Parmele. 

2452 Elmira Parmele. 2457 Sarah Parmele. 

2453 Susan Parmele. 2458 Jerome Parmele. 

2454 George Parmele, 2459 Lucia Parmele. 



802 ETHAN POMEROY, {Ebenezer, Ehenezer, Ehenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), h. about 1744; m. Nov. 9, 1774, Esther Parsons, b. July 
1, 1747, d. Aug. 10, 1807, dau. of Jacob Parsons and Beulah Hunt 
of Northampton; resided in Hadley, Mass., and is doubtless the 
Ethan Pomeroy of the Revolution credited to Hadley, as private 
in Capt. Eliakim Smith's company, the date of enlistment being 
July 20, 1775. He removed from Hadley to Naples, N. Y., and 
later to Ohio, finally settling near Terre Haute, Ind., where he 
d. at an advanced age, and was interred in the cemetery at Otter 
Creek Prairie. 

Jth gen. Children: 

2460 Artemissia Pomeroy, b. 1775. + 

2461 Belinda (or Celinda) Pomeroy, b. 1777. + 

2462 Esther Pomeroy, bp. April 4, 1779; m. Lemuel Baker. 

2463 Dan Pomeroy, b. March 9, (bp. April 4,) 1779. 

2464 Jacob Parsons Pomeroy, b. 1780; d. Dec. 4, 1784. 

2465 Ethan Pomeroy, bp. Oct. 14, 1787; d. Dec. 17, 1788. 

803 ABIGAIL POMEROY, {Ehenezer, Ehenezer, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. about 1746; m. April 21, 1778, Capt. John Woods 
of Westborough, Mass. 

7th gen. Child: 

2466 Samuel Woods. 

807 ELIZABETH PO]\IEROY, {Ehenezer, Ebenezer, Ehenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), bp. Dec. 23, 1753; m. June 1, 1780, Dr. Timothy 
'Lyman, b. Aug. 15, 1753, d. June 12, 1792; son of Phineas Lyman 
and Joanna Eastman; she m. (2) Ebenezer Clark, (his third wife), 
of Northampton, Mass., and Lunenburg, Vt. 

Jth gen. Children: 

2467 Joanna Lyman, b. May 4, 1782; m. Abel Brown of Springfield, 
Mass.; removed to Wisconsin about 1839, and all trace of the 
family lost. 

2468 Elizabeth Lyman, bp. March 28, 1784. 

2469 Phinehas Lyman, bp. Feb. 20, 1786. 

2470 Naomi Lyman, b. March 17, 1787; m. Asa Clark of Lunenburg, 
Vt. 

2471 Elihu Lyman, b. July, 1789; went to Wisconsin as a pioneer. 

808 MINDWELL POIVIEROY, {Ehenezer, Ehenezer, Ehenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), bp. April 11, 1756; m. (1) Joseph Marsh, son of 
Moses, b. 1755, d. Aug., 1783; she m. (2) 1793, Ebenezer Clark 
(his second wife). 

Jth gen. Children: 
2A72 Sally Marsh, b. June 10, 1782; m. 1800, Lemuel Holmes. 
2473 Joanna Marsh, b. 1784; m. Daniel Clark. 

811 ELEANOR POMEROY, {Stephen, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. in 1760; m. (1) James Hulbert; m. (2) Eurotus 
Dickinson; she d. Nov. 12, 1845. 



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Jth gen. Child: 

2474 AcHSAH HuLBERT, b. May 25, 1775 ; m. Dec. 15, 1795, Deacon 
Noah Strong, son of Job and Damaris Strong of Easthampton, b. 
June 9, 1771, d. Dec. 19, 1840; she d. Nov. 12, 1845. + 

8th gen. Children of Achsah and Noah Strong, (2474): 

2475 Phebe Strong, b. April 14, 1797; d. Aug. 1, 1869; unm. 

2476 Horatio Strong, b. Aug. 12, 1799; d. Nov. 30, 1802. 

2477 Achsah Strong, b. Oct. 23, 1802; m. June 5, 18. ., Waitstill Root 
Strong; he d. Oct. 7, 1855; she m. (2) Sept. 2, 1857, Chester Man- 
ville of Wakeman, Ohio. 

2478 Frederick Strong, b. Jan. 19, 1805; m. July 5, 1841, Lucretia 
Ashley, b. May 9, 1807. 

2479 Eleanor Strong, b. Sept. 16, 1807; m. May 1, 1833, Theodore 
Lyman, b. July 13, 1804, son of Joel Lyman and Achsah Par- 
sons; he had previously m. Laura Griswold of Norwich, Mass. + 

2480 Elizabeth Strong, b. Aug. 1, 1810; m. Aug. 17, 1841, Robert 
Porter, b. April 11, 1807, son of Nathaniel Porter and Mary 
Kruthers. 

2481 Jonathan Clark Strong, b. Sept. 1, 1814; d. March 29, 1832. 

^th gen. Children of Eleanor and Theodore Lyman, (24J9): 

2482 Theodore C. LyxMan, b. Dec. 21, 1835; d. March 1, 1855. 

2483 Edwin J. Lyman, b. (twin with Theodore) ; d. Sept. 16, 1860. 

2484 Harriet M. Lyman, b. March 27, 1838. 

2485 Theodore S. Lyman, b. Aug. 21, 1842; d. Nov. 5, 1861. 

812 HON. ENOS POMEROY, {Stephen, Eheneser, Ehenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. April 23, 1761; m. Lucy Smith, b. April 15, 1766, d. 
Jan. 6, 1847 ; he d. March 26, 1826, in Buckland, Mass. It is said 
of him that he was industrious, benevolent and patriotic; that he 
was a sincere and consistent Christian, and that for many years 
he held important offices in Buckland. He was elected represen- 
tative to the Massachusetts Legislature for ten years in succession, 
until he absolutely declined to accept office longer. He was also 
a delegate to the convention which revised the state constitution. 

1th gen. Children: 

2486 Stephen Pomeroy, b. Jan. 2, 1786. + 

2487 Pamelia Pomeroy, b. Dec. 2, 1787. + 

2488 Sabra Pomeroy, b. Sept. 8, 1789; m. Sept. 20, 1813, Silas Benton 
of Ridgway, N. Y. ; she d. October, 1855, at West Dryden, N. Y. 

2489 Enos Pomeroy, b. May 24, 1791. + 

2490 Lucy Pomeroy, b. Dec. 3, 1793. + 

2491 Luther Pomeroy, b. May 30, 1796; d. 1815, at Chenango, N. Y. 

2492 Calvin Pomeroy, b. Oct. 27, 1798. + 

2493 Electa Pomeroy, b. Feb. 8, 1801. + 

2494 Achsah Pomeroy, b. Sept. 16, 1803 ; d. Oct. 21, 1824. 

2495 Tryphena Pomeroy, b. Dec. 11, 1805. + 

2496 Levi Pomeroy, b. April 26, 1808; d. Sept. 12, 1823, while study- 
ing for the ministry in Amherst, Conn. 



j 817 HEMAN POMEROY, {Hanan, Ehenezcr, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 

weed), bp. July 8, 1770; m. Dec. 23, 1797, Lucy Parsons, b. 1777, 
< • d. Dec. 3, 1843, dau. of Lieut. Samuel Parsons and Lucy Pomeroy 

I (348) ; he d. July 15, 1852. Resided at Hanover, N. H. 

Jth gen. Children: 

2497 Heman Pomeroy, b. April 18, 1799. + 

2498 Moses Alexis Pomeroy, b. Dec. 6, 1801, in Hanover, N. H. ; m. 
July, 1827, Amanda Wilsey; he d. July, 1834. 

2499 Lucy Parsons Pomeroy, b. Oct. 11, 1804, in Northampton, Mass.; 
d. May 10, 1805. 

2500 Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. March 21, 1806; d. Oct. 29, 1839; unm. 

2501 George Pomeroy, b. March 29, 1809. + 

2502 Lucy Pomeroy, b. May 8, 1812. + 

2503 John Pomeroy, b. Dec. 20, 1815; d. Nov. 3, 1859, at Alton, 111.; 
unm, 

2504 James Pomeroy, b. (twin with John) ; d. July, 1816. 

2505 James Pomeroy, b. June 6, 1820; d. Sept. 5, 1820. 

819 ROSWELL POMEROY, {Heman, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), bp. Feb. 22>, 1775, in Northampton, Mass.; m. Sept. 18, 
1804, Lydia Phillips, b. Nov. 3, 1781, at Dorchester, d. Oct. 26, 
1847; he d. Sept. 5, 1830. 
/th gen. Children: 

2506 RoswELL Pomeroy, b. April 14, 1805, in Roxbury, Mass.; d. Aug. 
2, 1824. 

2507 Abigail Phillips Pomeroy, b. Feb. 29, 1808. 

2508 Lydia Pomeroy, b. April 11, 1809. 

2509 Thomas M. Pomeroy, b. in 1812. + 

2510 Samuel Capen Pomeroy, b. Dec. 23, 1815; d. June 18, 1870, in 
Boston. 

825 POLLY POMEROY, {Adino, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
bp. Sept. 27, 1761, in Northampton; m. July 5, 1781, Nathan Starr, 
b. April 14, 1755, in Middletown, Conn., d. July 29, 1821, son of 
Joseph Starr and Priscilla Roper; she d. May 25, 1825. Nathan 
Starr was a noted worker in iron and steel in Middletown. In 
June, 1776, he enlisted in the company of Capt. Joseph Churchill 
and went with part of his regiment to the aid of Gen. Washing- 
ton at New York, serving until about Dec. 25, 1776. He was ap- 
pointed "Master Armorer" by the Governor of Massachusetts, and 
after 1800 he engaged in the business of manufacturing swords 
for the United States army and navy. From 1813 his son Nathan 
was interested with him in the enterprise, and they made several 
valuable swords to order for distinguished officers of the war of 
1812. Among these fine swords was one for Commander Isaac 
Hull, to the order of the State of Connecticut, costing $1,000; one 
for Col, Richard M. Johnson, by order of Congress, valued at 
$1,200. They also made army officers' sashes, one for Gen. An- 
drew Jackson and one for Gen. Edmund P. Gaines, by order of the 



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State of Tennessee, costing $1,000 and $900, respectively. The 
original revolver, it is said, was designed and made under the 
supervision of Nathan Starr, and is now in the possession of one 
of his heirs. It was on June 20, 1776, that he was commissioned 
armorer of Col. Comfort Sage's regiment, and this commission was 
signed by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, Gen. Washington's "Brother 
Jonathan," and is preser\-ed by his descendants. After the war, 
he included in his business as gun-smith, the manufacture of fire- 
engines and scythes. 

/th gen. Children: 

2511 Susanna Starr, b. April 19, 1782, Middletown, Conn.; m. Jan. 
18, 1^, Henry Carrington of Milford, Conn., b. March 20, 1781, 
d. July 2, 1871, son of Edward Carrington and Susanna Whittle- 
sey. Mr. Carrington was in the West India trade for a time, after 
which he became cashier of the Middletown bank; later he settled 
in Chicago, where he opened a banking house, eventually returning 
to Middletown, and became treasurer of the Middletown Savings 
Bank; Susanna Starr d. Sept. 6, 1825. + 

2512 Hon. Nathan Starr, b. Feb. 20, 1784; m. June 25, 1810, Grace 
Townsend, b. Aug. 28, 1789, New Haven, Conn., d. Oct. 29, 1856, 
dau. of Ebenezer Townsend and Thankful S. (Barnard) Mather; 
he d. Aug. 31, 1852. He was a manufacturer of guns and swords, 
and in business with his father in Middletown, Conn. The Starr 
Armory furnished 70,000 arms of various kinds for the United 
States Government, for which they received over $500,000. Nathan 
Starr, Jr., represented Middletown in the General Assembly of 
Connecticut, 1817-1818. + 

2513 Polly (Mary) Starr, b. May 19, 1786; m. Oct. 25, 1824, Henry 
Sylvester Ward, b. June 17, 1793, d. May 9, 1867, son of Joseph 
Ward, Jr., and Elizabeth Treadway. He was a merchant and 
farmer; and for sixteen years treasurer of the Middletown Sav- 
ings Bank; also, deacon of the First Congregational Church; no 
children. 

2514 William Starr, b. May 29, 1799; d. June 22, 1807; unm. 

8th gen. Children of Susanna and Henry Carrington, b. Middle- 
town, (2511): 

2515 Susan Mary Carrington, b. Nov. 2, 1806; m. Oct. 20, 1830, 
Joseph W. Hubbard. 

2516 Elizabeth Strong Carrington, b. May 14, 1809; m. Jan. 23, 
1833, Edward A. Phelps; she d. Oct. 12, 1847, at Colebrook, Conn. 

2517 Mary Starr Carrington, b. April 13, 1811; m. Dec. 4, 1838, 
Dunbar Smith Dyson, 

2518 Henry Carrington, b. Dec, 4, 1814; m. Grace Phillips; he d. 
in San Francisco. 

2519 Nathan Starr Carrington, b. Dec. 13, 1816; m. Laura Butler; 
d. in Hinsdale, 111. 

2520 Lorania Hoppin Carrington, b. Dec. 13, 1819; d. Oct. 13, 1837, 
in Middletown, Conn.; unm. 



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2521 William Edward Cakrington, b. June 12, 1823; d. Oct. 31, 1851; 
unm. 

Children of Nathan and Grace Starr, b. in Middletown hut first 
two, (2512): 

2522 Mary Elizabeth Starr, b. April 14, 1811 ; d. Aug. 13, 1811. 

2523 Elihu William Nathan Starr, b- Aug. 10, 1812, in New 
Haven; m. May 27, 1840, Harriet Wetmore Bush, b. April 25, 
1815; military education at A. L. Military Academy; he was Ad- 
jutant-General of the State of Connecticut; in 1860 he was com- 
missioned Brigadier-General of the State Militia; he d. June 14, 
1891. 

2524 Mary Elizabeth Starr, b. Jan. 31, 1815; m. May 11, 1841, Ham- 
ilton Brewer, M.D. ; he was secretary of the New York and 
Boston Air Line Railroad; she d. Oct. 26, 1898, at Middletown. 

2525 Ebenezer Townsend Starr, b. Aug. 18, 1816; m. Aug. 17, 1842, 
Almira S. Babcock; he d. Oct. 27, 1899, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2526 Henry Starr, b. June 28, 1818; d. Oct. 2, 1819, in Middletown. 

2527 Emily Helen Starr, b. June 5, 1820; m. Nov. 25, 1839, Samuel 
Henry Ward, b. June 13, 1817, d. March 22, 1858, son of Jehiel 
Ward and Nancy Skinner; and graduate of Wesleyan University, 
1839; she d. Dec. 29, 1898, in New Haven, Ct. 

2528 Grace Ann Starr, b. March 20, 1822; d. Oct. 3, 1822, in Middle- 
town. 

2529 Grace Ann Starr, b. Aug. 16, 1823; m. Aug. 15, 1848, Charles 
Dwyer, United States Navy, b. May 20, 1825, son of Charles 
Dwyer and Mary Ann Starr; he lost his life on Aug. 23, 1850, in 
an attempt to rescue wrecked seamen; she m. (2) Sept. 7, 1859, 
James Peck; she d. June 8, 1893, in Burlington, Vt. 

2530 Henry Ward Starr, b. May 30, 1826; m. Dec. 11, 1855, Mary 
E. Merrifield; he d. March 1, 1892, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2531 Frederick Barnard Starr, b. June 2, 1829; m. Oct. 31, 1855, 
Frances E. Kirby; he d. April 13, 1865, in Cromwell, Conn. 

2532 Edward PoMEROY Starr, b. July 19, 1832; d. Oct. 12, 1835, in 
Middletown. 

826 NANCY POMEROY, {Adino, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), bp. Feb. 19, 1764; m. March 2, 1797, (his second wife) 
Nathaniel Bishop of Richmond, Mass., a prominent Berkshire 
lawyer; she d. Dec. 19, 1797. 
1th gen. Children: 

2533 Pomeroy Bishop, b. Dec. 9, 1797; d. Dec. 19, 1797. 

828 CLARISSA POMEROY, {Adino, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), bp. June 12, 1768; m. Oct. 23, 1796, Aaron Root, (Oliver, 
Samuel), of Pittsfield, Mass., b. Oct. 22, 1770, d. Dec. 8, 1852; 
she d. Jan. 13, 1814. 
"/th gen. Children: 

2534 Nancy B. Root, b. Nov. 27, 1798 ; m. 1814, Lyman Peabody. Res., 
Grafton, Ohio. 



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2535 John Pomeroy Root, b. Jan. 28, 1800; he was a member of a 
Shaker communitv fortv years. Res., Grafton, Ohio. 

2536 Samuel Root, b.' March 13, 1802; d. Sept., 1803. 

2537 Samuel Root, b. May 12, 1804; d. June 12, 1825. 

2538 Ashley S. Root, b. Aug. 23, 1805. 

2539 Mary Root, b. Sept. 30, 1807; m. (1) William Kinney, who d. in 
1849; she m. (2) Joseph Thompson. Res., Grafton, Ohio. 

830 SARAH POMEROY, (Adino, Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. about April 21, 1772, in Middletown, Conn.; m. Aug. 
7, 1800, Rev, Roger Searle of Coventry, Conn., b. at Willington, 
July 8, 1775, d. at Ashtabula, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1826; she d. at Og- 
densburg, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1849. 
yth gen. Child: 

2540 Nancy Sarah Maria Searle, b. Feb. 17, 18 17^ in Plymouth, 

; m. Oct. 3, 1833, Peter Brown Johnston, b. July 21, 1805, 

in Fairfield, Vt., d. June 26, 1876, at Ashland, Ohio; in 1899 she 
resided in Paola, Kas., (a widow). + 

8th gen. Children of Nancy S. M. and Peter B. Johnston, (2540): 

2541 William Thomas Johnston, b. Feb. 4, 1836, in Ashland, Ohio. 

2542 Ellen Ophelia Johnston, b. Jan. 29, 1837; d. Aug. 1, 1843, at 
Grafton, Ohio. 

2543 Adelaide Sophronia Johnston, b. Sept. 10, 1839; m. Feb. 14, 
1874, William Allee of Attica, N. Y., son of Walter AUee and 
Suble Soddy ; she d. Sept. 10, 1875, at Paoli, Kansas. + 

2544 Frances Ellen Gertrude Johnston, b. Jan. 11, 1852, in Ash- 
land, Ohio; m. William x\llee, who had previously m. her sister 
Adelaide; he d. at Paoli, Kansas; s. p. 

gth gen. Child of Adelaide S. and William Allee, (254s): 

2545 Victor B. Allee, b. Jan. 12, 1875; he was Corporal in the 20th 
Kansas Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish war of 1898-9, 
stationed at Manila. 

834 JOHN POMEROY, (Adino, Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Aug. 2, 1784; m. Oct. 17, 1814, Harriet Stevens, b. April 16, 
1790, d. Aug. 15, 1850, dau. of Jeremiah Stevens and Susan Gor- 
don ; he was Sheriff of Berkshire County, Mass. ; he d. Feb. 4, 1837, 
in Pittsfield, Mass. 
7th gen. Child: 

2546 Harriet Mary Pomeroy, b. April 11, 1819. + 

836 PAMELA POMEROY, {Eleaser, Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Jan. 6, 1760; m. Nathan Dodge, (Daniel, Joseph, Joseph, 
Richard) , of Essex county, Mass. ; he was a soldier of the Revo- 
lution; d. in Chesterfield, N. H., Oct. 7, 1797; she d. there Oct. 
15, 1797, living but eight days after her husband's death, and 
there is a tradition that she did not taste food in the meantime. 
yth gen. Children: 

2547 Nathan Dodge. 2548 Ashley Dodge. 



2549 Katharine Dodge. 2552 Flavilla Dodge. 

2550 LoviSA Dodge. 2553 Phelinda Dodge. 

2551 Pamelia Dodge. 2554 Dorothy Dodge, 

844 CHESTER POMEROY, {Shammah, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. Jan. 20, 1768; m. Oct. 11, 1787, Catherine Smith of 
Northfield; removed to Newfane, Vt. His name appears in the 
catalogue of listers (tax assessors) (p. 248) for the years 1794, 
1800, 1809 and 1815. He is also recorded as Selectman on page 
246 of the Selectmen's list, for the years 1802-04, 1820-21, 1826-29. 
Newfane had but few settlers prior to 1774, as it had previously 
been in the highway of the French and Indian wars. 
yth gen. Children: 

2555 WiLLARD PoMEROY, d. about 1840; unm. 

2556 Fanny Pomeroy, m. (1) Mr. Robinson; m. (2) Mr. Gilbert. It 
is said that there were three children, but the Annalist can find 
no trace of them. 

2557 Maria Pomeroy, m. Calvin Lounsley. 

2558 Sophia Pomeroy, b. about 1794. + 

2559 Chester Wright Pomeroy, b. about 1796. + 

847 WILLIAM POMEROY, {Shammah, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. June 6, 1776; m. (1) Lucy, dau. of Charles Bowen; 
she d. June 18, 1813; he m. (2) about 1816, Harriet Chapin, b. 
April 25, 1789, d. Aug. 28, 1818, dau. of Capt. Israel Chapin and 
Chloe Lombard; he m. (3) April 25, 1819, Elizabeth Cushing, b. 
1787, d. 1859, He was a merchant in Northfield ; removed to 
Cambridge, Mass., and became a generous benefactor to the First 
church, 

yth gen. Children, by ist wife: 

2560 Charles Bowen Pomeroy, b. April 24, 1805; d. Feb. 23, 1824. 

2561 William Pomeroy, b. Tune 13, 1807. + 

2562 Ann Pomeroy, b. March 20, 1809. 

2563 Lucretia Pomeroy, b. Feb. 1, 1811; m. June 5, 1833, Oren S. 
Keith, a teacher in Framingham and Cambridge, Mass. 

2564 Lucy B. Pomeroy, b. Feb. 26, 1813; d. Aug. 13, 1813. 

Child by 2d wife: 

2565 Frances Pomeroy, b. Aug. 4, 1818. 

899 OLIVE POMEROY, {Josiah, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Aug. 16, 1763; m. 1791, Nathan Knowlton of Newfane, Vt., (his 
second wife, he having previously m. Abigail Maynard, who d. 
Dec. 21, 1790), b. May 15, 1760, d. May 24, 1856, son of Joseph 
Knowlton, (Joseph, Thomas, John, John, Capt. William) ; he was 
a soldier of the Revolution, having enlisted in Nov., 1776, and 
credited to Shrewsbury, Mass., serving five months; she d. Jan. 
3, 1843. 

Jth gen. Children: 

2566 Lucretia Knowlton, b. March 3, 1792; d. Feb. 26, 1793. 



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2567 Joanna Knowlton, b. July 23, 1793; m. 1815, David Rockwood 
b. in Newfane, Vt.. Sept. 11, 1791, d. Jan. 12, 1857; she d. Aug. 14, 
1857. Res., Bennington, Vt. + t^ ^ 

2568 PoMEROY Knowlton, b. Aug. 1, 1794; m. :Marcia Palmer; he d. 
June 1, 1874. + 

2569 LuciNDA Knowlton, b. Feb. 3, 1796; d. 1799. 

2570 Olive Knowlton, b. Feb. 1, 1797; m. April 20, 1824, Curtis Fay 
of Hinsdale, N. H. ; he d. Feb. 2, 1874 ; she d. March 3, 1886. + 

2571 Arad Knowlton, b. Dec. 28, 1798; m. Oct., 1825, Sophia Wil- 
kinson, b. May 18, 1805; he d. Feb. 17, 1877; she d. May 25, 
1875. Res., Boston, Mass. + 

2572 Mary Knowlton, b. Feb. 16, 1800; m. March 17. 1822, at New- 
fane, Vt., Luther Waters, b. May 7, 1789, at Leyden, Mass., d. 
May 15, 1847, at HaHfax, Vt.. son of Nathan Waterhouse and 
Esther Mann ; Mrs. Waters d. Sept. 13, 1866. Luther Waters was 
son of Nathan Waterhouse. On account of family reasons he 
changed the name about 1820 to Waters. + . c ■ i, 

2573 Lucy Maynard Knowlton, b. Dec. 10, 1801 ; m. Nathaniel Smith 
Clark; she d. Feb. 7, 1883. Resided in Auburn, Mass. + 

2574 AsAHEL Knowlton, b. Feb. 22, 1803 ; m. Jan. 19, 1832, Sophronia 
Cummings, b. Oct. 17, 1809, of Auburn, Mass., who d. Aug. 12, 
1893; he d. Feb. 26, 1900. + . ^ , 

2575 Swan Knowlton, b. April 21, 1804 ;m. April 14, 1829, Mrs. Sarah 
(Eddy) Baird, b. Jan. 24, 1799, d. June 29, 1893, dau. of Samuel 
Eddy and Sarah Hart ; he d. Nov. 27, 1883. + 

2576 Luthera Knowlton, b. July 31, 1808; m. Nov. 14, 1832, Ezra 
Rice, b. Nov. 25, 1810, d. April 13, 1884; she d. Feb. 28, 1881. 
Resided in Auburn, Mass. + 

8th gen. Children of Joanna and David Rockwood, (2567): 

2577 Joanna Rockwood, b. Oct. 10, 1815; m. 1856, David Harwood; 
she d. Jan. 5, 1857. 

2578 David Rockwood, b. Nov. 29, 1816; m. Dec. 8, 1842, Ruth Burt; 
he d. July 19, 1907. ^ . • r 

2579 Chester Pomeroy Rockwood, b. March 27, 1818; d. m infancy. 

2580 . Lucretia Rockwood, b. March 29, 1820 ; d. 1836. 

2581 Charles Henry Rockwood, b. x\ug. 10, 1821 ;m. Sylvia Bigelow; d. 

March 17, 1903. , , rr ^ t. ^ 

2582 Joseph Rockwood, b. Feb. 10, 1823; m. Rhoda Kurd; he d. 
March 25, 1904; she d. 1911. 

2583 Samuel Winfield Rockwood, b. March 10, 1825; m. March 14, 
1855, Miranda Stuart; he d. March 9, 1909. _ 

2584 Heman Rockwood, b. March 10, 1827; m. (1) Almira Stuart; 
m. (2) Ruth Stratton; he d. Nov. 16, 1870. ... t,, mj 

2585 Nathan Knowlton Rockwood, b. July 14, 1829; m. (1) Matilda 
Stevens; m. (2) Lucy Coxson. ., ^ ioc^ t 

2586 Martha Rockwood, b. April 1, 1831; m. Apnl 6, 1854, James 
Babcock; she d. May 20, 1907. ^ .o.n 

2587 Laura Ann Rockwood, b. April 1, 1834; d. Sept., 1840. 



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Child of Pomeroy and Marcia Knozvlton, (2568): 

2588 Sarah Knowlton, b. Oct. 9, 1825 ; m. in 1845, Theophilus Brown 
of Worcester, Mass.; she d. Dec. 19, 1907. Resided in Wor- 
cester. 

Children of Olive and Curtis Fay, (25J0): 

2589 Chandler Swan Fay, b. Oct. 25, 1826; m. July 4, 1849, Julia 
Mixer, b. in Brattleboro, Vt., :May 13, 1828, dau. of John and 
Margaret Richardson Mixer; he d. May 21, 1903. 

2590 Augustus Maynard Fay, b. Jan. 25, 1828; m. (1) March 19, 
1850, Caroline M. Peasley, b. Dec. 12, 1827, d. July 22, 1892; he 
m. (2) Mrs. Elvira Sanborn; he d. Feb. 4, 1890. 

2591 Elizabeth Jane Fay, b. Sept. 13, 1829: m. Dec. 24, 1850, Rev. 
William Wingate Snell, b. April 3, 1821, d. Feb. 27, 1901; she d. 
Jan. 28, 1888. 

2592 Adeline Eliza Fay, b. March 29, 1831 ; m. Feb. 16, 1858, Wil- 
liam Danforth, b. June 30, 1832. d. May 10, 1892. 

2593 Henry Brigham Fay, b. Dec. 22, 1832; m. Nov. 11, 1852, Abby 
Butler. 

2594 Martha Maria Fay, b. Jan. 28, 1835 ; m. Dec. 8, 1888, Rev. Wil- 
liam Wingate Snell. (who had previously married her sister, Eliza- 
beth Jane) ; she d. April 15, 1909. 

Children of Arad and Sophia Knozvlton, (2571): 

2595 Norman W. Knowlton, b. Sept. 3, 1826; d. March 29, 1893; 
unm. 

2596 Nancy Sophia Knowlton, b. May 5, 1830; d. Nov. 14, 1874; 
unm. 

Children of Mary and Luther Waters, (b. Halifax, except Lu- 
ther), (2572): 

2597 PoMEROY Knowlton Waters, b. Jan. 13, 1823; d. Sept. 19, 1824, 
Halifax, Vt. 

2598 Mary Lucretia Waters, b. May 7, 1824; d. March 17, 1831. 

2599 Esther Maria Waters, b. Sept. 7, 1825; m. March 21, 18^ 
Thomas W. Stebbins; d. June 10, 1877, at Rochester, Minn. 

2600 Olive Almira Waters, b. Sept. 13, 1828; m. (1) Oct. 17, 1803, 
Levi C. Smith; he d. Sept. 11, 1879; she m. (2) Aug., 1882. Moses 
Gerard, at Allegan, Mich.; she d. at Allegan, April 5, 1891. 

2601 Luther Newcomb Waters, b. Nov. 14, 1830, at Vernon, Vt.; d. 
April 10, 1832, at Halifax. 

2602 Laura Sophia Waters, b. June 2, 1832 ; m. Oct. 17, 18^3, Stephen 
L. Chapman; he d. Feb. 26, 1895. 

2603 Susan Louisa Waters, b. Jan. 17, 1834 ; m. April, 1857, Truman 
M. Watson; she d. March 1, 1860, at Shelbum Falls, Mich. 

2604 Anna Clarinda Waters, b. May 8, 1836; m. June 2?>, 1867, John 
D. Chapman, Brattleboro, Vt. ; she d. Dec. 29, 1911. 

2605 Cynthia Relief Waters, b. Nov. 11, 1837; m. April 4, 1865, Wil- 
lard DeWolf; d. at Boston. 

2606 Clarissa Calista Waters, b. :May 15, 1839; m. (1) Nov. 13, 1856, 
Samuel K. Blandin, at Townsend, Vt., who d. July 28, 1863 ; she m. 
(2) Dec. 24, 1865, Albert A. Alexander. 



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2607 AsAHEL Knowlton Waters, b. Oct. 1, 1841; m. Jennie Hendry; 
he d. 1905, at Los Angeles, Cal 

2608 Hon Russell Judson Waters, b. June 6, 1843; m. Nov. ^o, 1859, 
Adelaide M. Ballard, b. 1848, at Charlemont, Mass., d. 1902, dau. of 
Jonathan Ballard and Sophia Burnham Brown; he d. Sept. 2o, 1911, 
Los Angeles, Cal. Banker; Member of Congress, 7th California 
District, 1898-1900. Res., Los Angeles, Cal. _+ -r. , oo iqac 

2609 Joanna Luthera Waters, b. May 22, 184j ; m Feb. 22, lb65, 
Edmund Richmond; she d. March 1, 1869, at Shelbume Falls, 
Mass. 

Children of Lucv M. and Nathaniel S. Clark, (2573): 

2611 Nathaniel Henry Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1828; m. (1) Arinda Tol- 
man- m (2) Maria N. Nourse. Resided in Worcester, Mass. 

2612 Stella Luthera Clark, b. Sept. 13, 1830; m. Sylvester S. Pierce; 
she d. Oct. 31, 1901; he d. March 25, 1889. Resided in Wor- 
cester, Mass. T -n- 

2613 Hollis Knowlton Clark, b. April 20, 1832; m. Esther L. Pierce 
(sister of Sylvester) ; she d. Jan. 5, 1900. ^,. , , „ ,, 

2614 Samuel Smith Clark, b. Feb. 14, 1834; m. Elizabeth Bancroft; 
he d. Jan. 25, 1905. Resided in Providence, R. L 

2615 Lucy Ann Clark, b. 1836; d. in infancy .. iq^ 

2616 Frederick Maynard Clark, b. March 23. 1839; m. Nov. 14, 1860, 
Emeline Allen. Resided in Worcester, Mass. 

Children of Asahel and Sophronia Knowlton, (2574): 

2617 John Pomeroy Knowlton, b. Oct. 8, 1833; m. Nov. 29, 1859, 
Jane Shumway of Webster, Mass. a -r iq-< 

2618 Sarah Sophronia Knowlton, b. Sept. 19, 1836; m. Aug. 7, I836, 
William Smith Wood. 

2619 Marcia Ann Knowlton, b. Jan. 20, 1842; m. Nov. 28, IS^^, Jo.in 
N. Harrington. 

Children of Swan and Sarah E. Knowlton, (2575): 

2620 Sarah Ann Knowlton, b. Jan. 4, 1832; m. Sept. 12, IgSl, Wil- 
liam R. Barrett, who d. Jan. 12, 1903; she d. Nov. 27, 1905. Res., 

Barre, Mass. ,. .0-,^ xt -lo lo^o 

2621 Nathan Maynard Knowlton, b. Dec. 5, 1836; m. Nov. 22, 18e»A 
Harriet E. Bailey. Resided in Westboro, Mass. 

2622 Maria Augusta Knowlton, b. April 6, 1840; m. March 20, 1861, 
Albert L. Smith. Resided in Worcester, Mass. 

Children of Luthera and Esra Rice, (2576): 

2623 Susan Luthera Rice, b. Aug. 17, 1834; d. Feb. 23 1851. 

2624 Emily Miriam Rice, b. July 27, 1838; d. Aug. 9, 1865. 

2625 Nancy Feronia Rice, b. July 28, 1840; m. May 1, 1862, Rev. 
Charles Carroll Carpenter, b. in Bemardstown, Mass., July 9, 18^0, 
son of Dr. Elijah Woodward Carpenter and wife Vallonia Slate; 
Hamilton College, 1859, A.M., (honorary), and Dartmouth, 188/, 
gr. Andover Theological Seminary, 1875; missionary on coast ot 
Labrador, 1858-64; Congregational minister and journalist. + 

2626 George Dwight Rice, b. April 16, 1842; Civil War soldier, Co. C, 



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51st Regt., Mass. Vol. Inf.; d. in hospital at Newbern, N. C, 
March 9, 1863. 

2627 SelixNa Almeda Rice, b. June 20, 1844; m. June 20, 1871, Simon 
Augustus Perrin, b. March 28, 1847, d. Oct. 2, 1875. 

2628 Abbie Lurelia Rice, b. July 5, 1853; m. May 14, 1885, Samuel 
Albert Sinnicks; she d. Aug. 8, 1892. 

pth gen. Children of Russell J. and Adelaide M. Waters, (2608): 

2629 Arthur Jay Waters, b. March 4, 1871, Chicago; m. June 7, 1899, 
at Los Angeles, Cal., Charlotte C Miller, dau. of W. T. and Kate 
C. Miller. 

2630 Effie Ballard Waters, b. June 28, 1873, Chicago; d. Feb. 19, 
1874, Chicago. 

2631 Albert Judson Waters, b. March 16, 1876, Chicago; d. July 7, 
1876, Chicago. 

2632 Mabel Knowlton Waters, b. Nov. 27, 1877, Chicago. 

2633 Florence Lillian Waters, b. June 23, 1886, Chicago; m. June 
14, 1911, at Los Angeles, Cal, Eli Perrin Fay. 

2634 Myrtle Adelaide Waters, b. Jan. 21, 1889, Redlands, Cal. 

Children of Nancy F. and Charles C. Carpenter, (2625): 

2635 George Rice Carpenter, b. Oct. 25, 1863, Eskimo River Station, 
Labrador; gr. Harvard, D.C.L. ; University of the South, 1906; 
Professor of English, Columbia University, 1903 till death; author 
of text-books in English grammar and rhetoric, and of biographies 
cf Longfellow, Whittier and Whitman. He m, June 11, 1890, Mary 
Se-nio_:r; he d. April 8, 1909. 

20v. Cha^'les Lincoln Carpenter, b. June 17, 1867, Amherst, Mass.; 
gr. Dartmouth, 1887; Thayer School of Civil Engineering, 1889_; 
civil engineer in Nicaragua, Panama and Cuba. He m. Dec. 15, 
1892^ Charlotte Florence Sullivan. 

^637 William Bancroft Carpenter, b. Feb. 10, 1869, Lookout Moun- 
tain, Tenn.; gr. Harvard, 1890; A.M., 1891; teacher of mathe- 
Tiatics; head of department of mathematics, Mechanic Arts High 
School, Boston, where he has taught since 1897; he m. Dec. 21, 
i893, Katharine Mary Hoyt. 

263S Iane Brodie Carpenter, b. Nov. 4, 1871, Lookout Mountain, 
tenn.; gr. Mount Holyoke, 1897; A.M., Columbia University, 
1901; teacher of English; Alumnae Secretary of Abbot Academy, 
Andover, since 1909. 

263^ ATiriam Feronia Carpenter, b. Sept. 21, 1881, Mount Vernon, 
X. H.; gr. Colorado College, 1905; private secretary. 

£„«-) PHINEAS ASHLEY POMEROY, {Josiah, Josiah, Eheneser, 
Mjdad, Eltweed), b. Dec. 10, 1764; m. Elizabeth Moore, b. March 
4, .1777, d. May 15, 1836; he d. July 5, 1831. Resided in New- 
lane, Vt. 

7th gen. Children, all b. in Newfane: 
26W John Moore Pomeroy, b. May 6, 1800. + 

2641 Nancy Pomeroy, b. Jan. 28, 1803. + 

2642 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Dec. 2, 1808. + 



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2643 Wright Po:meroy, b. :May 16^ 1810._ + 

2644 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Oct. 7, 1815. "T" 

QOl TOSIAH PO^IEROY, (Josiah, Josiah, Ebenezer Mcdad_, Elt- 
Led), b. Sept. 1, 1767, in Warwick, Mass ; m. Mary Barnes, b. 
March 29, 1765, Marlborough, d. June ^, 1816, in W arwick Mass^. 
dau. of Abraham Barnes and Mary Stevens; he m. (2) Sept. 4 
1817, at Gill, Mass., Hannah D. Field; he d. in Gill, Mass., March 
18, 1848. 

yth gen. Children: 

2645 Polly Pomeroy, b. June 16, 1794. + 

2646 Erastus Pomeroy, b. May 31, 1'96. + _ 

2647 Swan Lyman Pomeroy, b. March _4,^1/^. -r 

2648 Adeline Pomeroy, b. June 25, 1805. + 

903 AARON POAIEROY, (Josiah, Josiah, Ebenezer Medad, Elt- 
weed), h. May 27, 1772, in War^vick, Mass.; m Abigail Burrell; 
d. 1821, Roxbury. Resided in Roxbur>', where his children were 

bom. 

ph gen. Children: 

2649 William Henry Pomeroy, b. 1803. + 

2650 Josiah Wright Pomeroy, b. in 1804. + 

2651 Frances Pomeroy, b. 1806; d. 1882. 

2652 Herbert Pomeroy, b. 1807; d. 1853. 

2653 Annetta Pomeroy, b. 1808; d. 1845. 

905 ARAD POMEROY, (Josiah, Josiah, Ebenezer Medad, Eltzveed), 
b..July 31, 1776; m. about 1806. Resided in Warwick and Salem. 

Mass. 

ph gen. Children: 

2654 Sarah Pomeroy, b. about 1808. + 

2655 Nancy Pomeroy, b. 1814. + 

907 HENRY POMEROY, (Josiah, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 11, 1782; m. Jan. 21, 1807, Fanny Mayo; d. at 
Salem, Mass., April 8, 1820. Resided in Salem and Roxbury. 
ph gen. Children: _^ 

2656 Edward Henry Pomeroy, b. March 24. 1808. ■ 

2657 Caleb IMayo Pomeroy, b. Aug. 8, 1810.^-r 

2658 Frances Pomeroy, b. March 7, 18J3. ■ 

2659 Susan Pomeroy, b. March 23, 1815. - 

2660 Charles Stuart Pomeroy, b. Aug. 2, 1817; d. Feb 10, l«f)3, m 
New Orleans, La. He was a lauyer. with a good practice m 
Cincinnati, Ohio, and had been a diligent student of Pomeroy 
genealogy. His facts and evidence were so complete and satis- 
factory concerning the connection of the descendants of Eltweed 
Pomeroy with the family that had resided in Devonshire for cen- 
turies, that he left his business in the hanas of a friend and 
started for London, but d. at New Orleans on the way. He 
held that the title to some of the estate in England was perfect 
as Eltweed's father Richard had been a victim oi conspiracy while 



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he was in ward to a false administrator. It is thought that all 
of his papers were lost at the time of his death in New Orleans, 
although his niece, Susan Pomeroy Ladd, dau. of Caleb Mayo 
Pomeroy, was for a time supposed to have the documents. 

948 SAMUEL POMEROY, (Benjamin, Josiah, Ehenecer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. Oct. 27, 1771 ; m. Amy Curtis. They settled at Derby- 
line, Vt., and subsequently removed to Canada, where he died. 

yth gen. Children: 

2661 Minerva Lewis Pomeroy, b. Aug. 16, 1797. + 

2662 MiNOT Pomeroy. 2664 Amy Pomeroy. 

2663 Esther Pomeroy. 2665 Cynthia Pomeroy. 

949 LYDIA POMEROY, {Benjamin, Josiah, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 11, 1773; m. 1792, Rev. Elnathan Graves, b. Feb. 
2, 1763, in Hatfield, son of Capt. Perez Graves of Williamsburg, 
Mass.; she d. 1866. Resided in Williamsburg. 

yth gen. Children: 

2666 Fidelia Gr-wes, b. June 6, 1793; m. Aug. 19, 1810, Rev. Henry 
Lord of Williamsburg; she d. soon; he m. (2) Minerva Graves, 
her sister. 

2667 Chester Graves, b. Feb. 22, 1795 ; d. imm. 

2668 Emily Graves, b. Jan. 5, 1797; m. May 27, 1822, Hon. Samuel 
Williston, of Easthampton, b. June 17, 1795, d. July 18, 1874; he 
was founder of the Williston Sanitarium; she d. 

2669 Minerva Graves, b. March 20, 1799; m. Rev. Henry Lord (his 
second wife). 

2670 Mary Ann Graves, b. Sept. 5, 1802; m. Eli Graves of Wil- 
liamsburg. 

2671 Lydia Graves, b. Nov. 13, 1807; m. Joel Hayden of Haydens- 
ville, ex-Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts. 

950 JUDGE SELAH POMEROY, {Benjamin, Josiah, Ebenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), b. Oct. 7, 1775; m. (1) 1795, Hannah, dau. of 
Capt. Abel T. Thayer; she d. in 1821; m. (2) Jan. 14, 1823, Mrs. 
Mary (Goss) Lawrence of St. Johnsburg, Vt., who d. April 13, 
1837, dau. of Major Philip Goss of Winchester, N. H., and widow 
of Deacon Hubbard Lawrence of St. Johnsburg, Vt. ; he m. (3) 
in 1839, Mrs. Harriet M. Buck of Montreal, Canada. Selah Pom- 
eroy was enterprising and capable in business affairs, and his 
means for doing good had fair increase. His prudence and good 
judgment secured for him the confidence of the public. He was 
for a long number of years agent for lands in his vicinity, and 
was respected as a magistrate for his active administration of jus- 
tice for the peace of the community. After becoming an active 
Christian, his influence increased, and with the abundant means 
for doing good enjoyed by few men, he won the respect and es- 
teem of all for his consistent discretion. He was an exemplary 
and faithful Deacon of the Church of Christ as long as life and 



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strength continued. As a magistrate he was just in all his de- 
cisions, but in the year 1843 his house, bam and other buildings 
were burned to the ground by an incendiary whom he had con- 
victed of selling whiskey without a license. He had been a Deacon 
of the Congregational Church twenty-five years, at the time of 
his death, in Stanstead, Canada, Dec. 23, 1856. He had resided in 
Brookfield, Vt., many years. 
2th gen. Children, by ist wife: 

2672 Hazen Pomeroy, b. April 20, 1796. + 

2673 QuARTus Pomeroy, b. Feb. 20, 1798. + 

2674 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. Dec. 28, 1800. + 

2675 Cordelia Pomeroy, b. Jan. 2, 1804. + 

951 JOSIAH PO^IEROY, (Benjamin, Josiah, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Jan. 5, 1778; m. Ruth, dau. of Josiah Thayer; she d. at 
the age of 68 years; he m. (2) Charlotte Smith, who d. at Hins- 
dale, Mass.; he m. (3) Mrs. Phebe Hannum, who d. at the home 
of his daughter, Eleanor Pomeroy Field. Resided in Hinsdale, 
Mass. 

"/th gen. Children, by ist wife: 

2676 Eli Pomeroy, b. Feb. "l4, 1800; d. Oct. 10, 1801. 
2677' Maria Pomeroy, b. Aug. 18, 1801. + 

2678 Asahel Pomeroy, b. April 27, 1804. + 

2679 Benjamin Pomeroy, b. April 11, 1807. + 

2680 Ruth Denton Pomeroy, b. Nov. 1, 1810. + - . 

2681 Josiah Pomeroy, b. Dec. 10, 1813. + 

2682 Eleanor Pomeroy, b. May 1, 1816. + 

2683 Sarah Pomeroy, b. June 4, 1820. + 

954 DEACON WILLIAM POMEROY, (Benjamin, Josiah, Ebeneser, 
Medad, Eltweed), b. July 24, 1785; m. Jan. 24, 1808, Rachel, dau. 
of Capt. Oliver Edwards of Chesterfield; she d. Jan. 20, 1859; he 
d. in 1876. Resided in Williamsburg, Mass. 

"^th gen. Children: 

2684 Julia Ann Pomeroy, b. June 14, 1811. + 

2685 Nancy Parsons Pomeroy, b. April 27, 1813. + 

2686 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. April 30, 1816. + 

2687 Cynthia Maria Pomeroy, b. Feb. 3, 1823. + 

955 MARY POMEROY, (Benjamin, Josiah, Ebene^er, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Sept. 4, 1887, in Williamsburg, Mass.; m. Oct. 2, 1820, 
Moses Montague of Sunderland, Mass., (having previously m. 
Susan Lee, who d. Aug. 19, 1811), b. Jan. 9, 1782, d. Oct., 1863; 
she d. Oct. 6, 1881, aged 94 years and 1 month. They resided 
in or near Sunderland all their married life, and d. there. 

"j^th gen. Children: 
Two infants, d. soon; also, two daughters m. but whose names 
we have been unable to ascertain. 



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268S EsTpiER PoMEROY MoNTAGUE, m. Feb. 21, 1844, Edmund Hobart 
of North Amherst, Mass. + 

8th gen. Child of Esther P. and Edmund Hobart, (2688): 

2689 Moses Montague Hobart, graduated from Amherst College, class 
of 1872 ; entered Columbia Law School, graduating in 1875 ; sailed 
for Europe in 1873, traveling until fall of 1884. He settled in 
Cleveland, Ohio, practicing law ; was city prosecuting attorney, and 
acted as clerk of the city board of improvements and as mayor's 
clerk, holding the latter office two years; he was a 32d degree 
Mason. 

959 MARTHA LAW POMEROY, {Seth, Seth, Eheneaer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. 1773; m. about 1795, Elijah P. White, a lawyer of 
Northfield and Ashfield, Mass., b. 1760; she d. Jan., 1842. 
7th gen. Children: 

2690 Elijah White. 2692 John White. 

2691 William White. 

961 THADDEUS POIVIEROY, M.D., (Quartus, Seth, Eheneser, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), b. Oct. 23, 1764, in Northampton, Mass.; m. April 
23, 1797, Eliza Mason Sedgwick, b. April 30, 1775, d. Oct. 15, 
1827, dau. of Hon. Theodore Sedgwick and Pamelia Dwight; he 
graduated from Harvard, class of 1786, and applied himself to 
the study of medicine; he d. at Stockbridge, Mass., March 2, 1847. 
After practicing as a physician for a short time, Thaddeus Pomeroy 
relinquished his profession to become a partner in a druggist es- 
tablishment in Albany, N. Y. There his capacity for business and 
his qualifications for this particular branch insured his success. 
In 1806, on account of impaired health, he resolved to retire from 
the drug business and removed to Stockbridge, where he soon be- 
came active in the interests of that community, and in the raising 
of fine breeds of sheep and the improvement of his farm. He 
resided here upward of forty years. His strongly marked char- 
acter, in which were blended qualities not always united, exerted 
a large and salutary influence. To fine physical courage and an 
energy that never failed, he added a humane and equitable temper. 
From early training and habit, he was frugal and economical, yet 
always generous and hospitable, liberal in any public enterprise, 
and always ready to assist his less prosperous neighbors. 

In his religious opinions, he adhered to the faith of his orthodox 
fathers, but his sympathies were not confined to any one creed, 
and he honored Christianity under whatever name. His truth 
was unalterable; his honesty inflexible; his friendships unchanging; 
his enmities strong and his prejudices unyielding. To a social 
disposition, and a vein of humor peculiarly his own, he added a 
courtesy of the old school, and until the last days of his life never 
relaxed in those little attentions to his person which he considered 
a part of the manner of an American gentleman. Through a long 
and distressing illness his consciousness remained to the last, and 



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he looked death in the face, not only without fear but with the 
confidence of a Christian, leaving an example of those hardy- 
virtues, the natural growth of times of conflict and difficulty, with- 
out which no person however prosperous can be safe or respect- 
able. With a manner sometimes abrupt, perhaps even harsh, he 
had a woman's tenderness, with a wholesome regard for order 
and method, but was inclined to resent a trespass in his respect 
for principle. — Local Obituary. 

yth gen. Children, b. at Stockbridge except Elizabeth: 

2693 Theodore Sedgwick Pomeroy, b. March 1, 1798. + 

2694 George Williams Pomeroy, b. Nov. 2, 1799; d. March 29, 1856; 
imm. 

2695 Egbert Benson Pomeroy, b. June 3, 1801 ; d. July 14, 1825 ; unm. 

2696 Pamelia Dwight Pomeroy, b. April 22, 1803; d. Nov. 30, 1804. 

2697 Elizabeth Pamela Pomeroy, b. Jan. 19, 1805, in Albany, N. Y. + 

2698 Ebenezer Watson Pomeroy, b. May 12, 1806; graduated from 
Norwich University of Vt., class of 1825 ; m. iMaria, dau. of John 
Aull and Margaret Fortune of Lexington, Mo.; he went to St. 
Louis, thence to California, where he died June 22, 1861 ; she d., 
s. p. 

2699 Frances Susan Pomeroy, b. Dec. 18, 1807; d. May 6, 1853. 

2700 Catherine Eliza Pomeroy, b. Sept. 14, 1809. + 

2701 Julia Pomeroy, b. Feb. 4, 1812. + 

2702 Charles Sedgwick Pomeroy, b. Aug. 30, 1813; d. Nov. 4, 1850; 
imm. 

2703 Mary Pomeroy, b. Feb. 5, 1815; d. June, 1872; unm. 

2704 Thaddeus Pomeroy, b. Sept. 6, 1817; d. Dec. 20, 1857. 

962 PHEBE POMEROY, (Quartus, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), h. Feb. 9, 1766, Northampton; m. Jan. 8, 1788, Hon. John 
Tallmadge, b. Sept. 19, 1757, d. Feb. 24, 1823, son of the Rev. 
^ Benjamin and Susanna Tallmadge of New Haven, Conn. He was 
for fourteen sessions a member of the Connecticut State Legisla- 
ture, and a delegate to the State Convention in 1818. Mrs. Tall- 
madge d. Dec. 13, 1842. Res., Warren, Conn. 
yth gen. Children: 

2705 Laura Tallmadge, b. Nov. 15, 1788; m. Gen. John James Tall- 
madge of New York, b. 1778, d. 1853; lawyer; member of Con- 
gress, 1817-1819; she d. Feb. 21, 1836. + 

2706 Phebe Sheldon Tallmadge^ b. April 7, 1790; m. 1817, Rev. 
Stephen Mason; she d. Sept. 28, 1839, at Marshall, :Mich. + 

2707 Major Charles Benjamin Tallmadge, b. May 25, 1792; m. 
Margaret Kennedy (widow of Col. Archer) ; he d. Dec. 31, 1832. + 

2708 Frances Fowler Tallm.adge, b. May 5, 1795; m. Oct. 5, 1824, 
Rev. John Marsh, who d. 1868 ; she d. Dec. 27, 1852. + 

2709 John Smith Tallmadge, b. July 30, 1798; m. Ann Eliza Smith 
of Albany, N. Y., who d. 1823; he d. Oct. 17, 1825, at Lyons, 
N. Y. + 

2710 George Pomeroy Tallmadge, b. June 15, 1802; m. Sept, 15, 1829, 



Clarissa Bassett of Milton, Conn.; he m. (2) Emily Abbott; he 
d. May 1, 1861, at Warren, Conn. + 

8th gen. Children of Laura and Gen. John J. Tallmadge, (2^03): 

2711 John James Tallmadge, b. July 26, 1811; d. Jan. 19, 1819. 

2712 James Edward Tallmadge, d. young. 

2713 Sutherland Tallmadge, d. young. 

2714 M-\RY Rebecca Tallmadge, m. in 1839, Philip van Rensselaer of 
Albany, N. Y. 

Children of Phebe S. and Rev. Stephen Mason, (2/06): 

2715 Ebenezer Porter Mason, b. 1819; d. 1840. 

2716 David Burr Mason, b. 1821; d. 1840. 

2717 Laura Tallmadge Mason, b. Sept. 21, 1824; m. Nov. 27, 1845. 
Henry C. Haskell; she d. March 11, 1875; he m. (2) Jan. 8, 1879, 
Mrs. Matilda D. Morse. 

Children of Major Charles B. and Margaret Tallmadge, (2707): 

2718 Julia Tallmadge, b. 1829; m. in England, the Rev. W. Reynolds 
Ogle; she d. 1862. 

2719 Cora Tallmadge, b. Oct. 17, 1833; m. June 6, 1866, James Mc- 
Laren Breed Dwight, who d. 1897. 

Children of Frances F. and Rev. John Marsh, (2708): 

2720 John Tallmadge Marsh, D.D., b. Dec. 17, 1825; m. in 1853, 

■ Susan Horton; he d. March 21, 1884, at Etna, Cal. ''"^"^ 

2721 Frances Anne Marsh, b. Oct. 29, 1827. 

2722 Mary Brimmer Marsh, b. July 22, 1829; d. Dec. 27, 1902. 

2723 Laura Louise Marsh, b. March 23, 1831; d. Feb. 28, 1893. 

2724 Charles Grant Marsh, b. Aug. 5, 1834; d. 1853, at Philadelphia. 

2725 Ebenezer Grant Marsh, b. March 13, 1836; m. (1) Elizabeth 
Devoe Palen; m. (2) 

Children of John S. and Ann E. Tallmadge, (2J09): 

2726 John Tallmadge, d. about 1884, 

2727 Charles Tallmadge, d. young. 

Children of George P. and Clarissa Tallmadge, (2710) : 
272S, Helen Tallmadge, b. Oct. 28, 1830; m. Sept. 27, 1852^0rlando 
Swift, b. Sept. 7, 1816, d. April 22, 1882, son of Ira'Swift and 
Grace Rogers; she d. Sept. 11, 1907. + 

2729 Frances Tallmadge, b. Oct. 10, 1832; m. July 1, 1852, Dr. Or- 
lando Middleton Brown; she d. Dec. 7, 1853; he m.^(2) Martha 
Pomeroy Whittlesey (grand-niece of Phebe (Pomeroy) Tall- 
madge) . 

2730 Laura Tallmadge, b. Sept. 10, 1835; d. Sept. 25, 1838. 

Children of George P. and (2d wife) Emily Tallmadge, (2710): 

2731 Florence Tallmadge, d. young. 

2732 George Pomeroy Tallmadge. 

9th gen. Children of Helen and Orlando Swift, (2728): 

2733 Tallmadge Swift, b. April 19, 1854; m. Oct. 16, 1894, :Mary J. 
Barr, b. Aug. 12, 1862, Ellington, Conn., dau. of B. Barr, manu- 
facturer. Res., New Britain, Conn. + 



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2734 Grace Swift, b. Sept. 9, 1856; m. Oct. 17, 1885, William F. Cur- 
tiss of Warren, Ct., son of Franklin A. and Clarissa Curtiss. 

2735 Clarissa Swift, b. July 11, 1858; m. May 22, 1889, James E. 
Brewer, Oneida, N. Y. 

2736 Robert Swift, b. Oct. 8, 1859; m. (1) Oct. 4, 1893, Flora A. 
Sacket, who d. July 4, 1894; he m. (2) June 21, 1905, Kathr>-n B. 
Belden. Res., Warren, Conn. 

2737 WiLKiE Swift, b. June 21, 1861 ; d. May 17, 1862. 

2738 Herbert Swift, b. Sept. 9, 1864; m. Sept. 2, 1896, Ada DeWolf 
Gould. Res., New Britain, Conn. 

2739 Helen M. Swift, b. May 25, 1868; m. Oct. 1, 1895, Edwin C 
Andrews. Res., Greenwich, Conn. 

2740 Orlando E. Swift, b. Aug. 8, 1871; m. Bertha H. Swift. Res., 
New Britain, Conn. 

2741 Evelyn S. Swift, b. Sept. 7, 1873; unm. Res., Greenwich, Conn, 

lOth gen. Children of Tallmadge and Mary J. Swift, (2J2^): 

2742 Katharine Swift, b. Oct. 25, 1895, Hartford, Conn. 

2743 Irene Swift, b. Dec. 21, 1896, Hartford. 

2744 Orlando Barr Swift, b. June 3, 1901, Hartford. 

2745 Barbara Tallmadge Swift, b. Oct. 2, 1903, Hartford. 

963 MARTHA ROMERO Y, {Quartus, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elf- 
weed), b. Feb. 15, 1768, in Northampton; m. May 19, 1798, Da^-id 
Whittlesey (his second wife) of Washington, Conn., b. Aug. iS. 
1750, d. Jan. 31, 1825, son of Eliphalet and Dorothy (Kellogg) 
Whittlesey; he was one of the first settlers at Kingston Roll, June 
2, 1769; he served in the Revolutionary War; was Deputy Sheri5 
fifteen years. Justice of the Peace 1792, 1793 to 1807, 1810, 1813, 
1814; he was appointed deacon April 22, 1807. 
7th gen. Children: 

2746 Prof. Frederick Whittlesey, b. June 12, 1799; gr. Yale Col- 
lege; m. Sept. 12, 1825, Anna Hinsdale; he was Vice-Chancellor 
of the 8th Judicial Circuit of New York, and was Professor of 
Law in Genesee College at the time of his death, Sept. 19, 1851. "^ 

2747 Frances Pomeroy Whittlesey, b. June 26, 1801, Washington. 
Conn.; m. Oct. 31, 1821, William Camp Cogswell, b. Sept. 4, 1796. 
d. Jan. 3, 1874, son of Stephen and Anna (Camp) Cogswell of 
Washington, Conn. ; she d. Oct. 22, 1837. + 

2748 David Chester Whittlesey, b. March 29, 1803, at Washington; 
m. Oct. 2, 1823, Mary Cogswell, b. March 27, 1802, d. April 20. 
1880, dau. of Stephen and Anna (Camp) Cogswell; he d. Oct. 13. 
1883. + 

2749 William Sheldon Whittlesey, b. Nov. 3, 1806; he held the 
position of County Treasurer of Monroe County, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 
11, 1849, at Hartford, Conn.; unm. 

8th gen. Children of Frederick and Anna Whittlesey, h. Roches- 
ter, (2746): 

2750 Edgar Whittlesey, b. June 11, 1826; d. June 24, 1836. 



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2751 Frederick Augustus Whittlesey, b. Aug. 1, 1827; m. in 1860, 
Julia Little. 

2752 Martha Ann Whittlesey, b. Feb. 13, 1829; d. Sept. 13, 1834. 

2753 Mary Matthews Whittlesey, b. July 4, 1831 ; unm. 

2754 Theodore Hinsdale Whittlesey, b. Dec. 17, 1833; m. in 1861, 
Frances Coleman; he d. 1886, leaving a widow and children in 
Buffalo, N. Y. + 

2755 Thurlow Weed Whittlesey, b. Dec. 16, 1835; d. Sept. 10, 
1892; unm. 

2756 Frances Cogswell Whittlesey, b. July 14, 1837. 

2757 William Seward Whittlesey, b. July 5, 1840; m. in 1868, Clara 
J. Walker. + 

2758 Ann Louisa Whittlesey, b. April 30, 1844; m. in 1872, Frederick 
W. Oliver; he d. 1889. + 

Children of Frances and William C. Cogswell, b. Woodbury, 
Conn., (2J4J): 

2759 Frederick Whittlesey Cogswell, b. Nov. 27, 1823; m. in 18Z1, 
Julia M. Radcliffe; he d. Oct. 10, 1891, + ' 

2760 William Egbert Cogswell, b. June 21, 1825; m. 

2761 Martha Pomeroy Cogswell, b. June 27, 1828; d. June 23, 1854; 
unm. 

2762 Frances Susan Cogswell, b. June 14, 1830; m. Asahel Mitchell; 
she d. July 22, 1861. 

2763 Mary Ann Cogswell, b. Jan. 29, 1832; d. Nov. 8, 1836. 

2764 David Chester Cogswell, b. Sept. 16, 1834; d. Dec. 5, 1836. 

2765 Maria Jane Cogswell, b. Oct. 28, 1836. 

Children of David C. atid Mary Whittlesey, (2J48): 

2766 David Eliphalet Whittlesey, b. Sept. 18, 1824, at Washington, 
Conn.; d. April 21, 1826. 

2767 Martha Pomeroy Whittlesey, b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. July 2, 1856, 
Orlando Middleton Brown, M.D., (his second wife), b. April 13, 
1827, gr. Yale College, d. Aug. 3, 1904, son of Benjamin and Mary 
(Middleton) Brown. + 

2768 John Eliphalet Whittlesey, b. May 22, 1830, at Park Avenue 
Hotel, N. Y. City; d. March 18, 1909, Washington, Conn. 

2769 Frederick Whittlesey, b. Sept. 25, 1833; m. (1) Maria Gilbert, 
who d. 1879; he m. (2) Mary Swift, who d. 1894. + 

2770 Fanny Pomeroy Whittlesey, b. Oct. 14, 1835; m, in 1864, Wil- 
liam N. Felt. + 

gth gen. Children of Theodore H. and Frances Whittlesey, (2754): 

2754.1 Frank Coleman Whittlesey, m. Gertrude Taylor. Res., Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

2754.2 Frederick Whittlesey, m. Public accountant and auditor. Res., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

2754.3 Emily Coleman Whittlesey, m. George W. Armstrong. Res., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

2754.4 Henry Tucker Whittlesey, m. Jessie Niles Baynes, dau. of 
Thomas Erskine Baynes. Res., Detroit, Mich. 



Children of William S. and Clara J. Whittlesey, (2J57): 

2771 William Clarence Whittlesey, b. 1869. 

2772 Fanny Child Whittlesey, b. 1873; m. June 2, 1909, Benjamin 
J. Hotchkiss, b. March 1, 1873, Dartmouth, Mass., son of Walter 
Russell Hotchkiss and wife Emma Louise Kelley. 

2773 H. Whittlesey, b. 1878. 

Children of Ann L. and Frederick W. Oliver, (2158): 

2774 James O. Oli\-er, b. 1873. 

2775 Frederick W. Oliver, b. 1875. 

2776 Katharine H. Oliver, b. 1877. 

2777 Harriet Seelye Oliver, b. Sept. 13, 1880; m. Feb. 15, 1911, 
Norman Winthrop Mumford, b. Oct. 30, 1868," son of George E. 
Mumford and wife Julia Emma Hills of Rochester, N. Y. 

2778 Anna Rebecca Oliver, b. 1884. 

2779 Mary Frances Oliver, b. 1888. 

Children of Frederick W. and Julia M. Cogswell, (2759): 

2780 Mary Elizabeth Cogswell, b. 1872. 

2781 Fanny Maria Cogswell, b. 1875. 

2782 Lulu Belle Cogswell, b. 1879. 

2783 Frederick Radcliffe Cogswell, b. 1881, 

Children of Martha P. and Orlando M. Brown, (276/): 

2784 Fanny Pomeroy Brown, b. Jan. 4, 1859, Wrentham, Mass.; Li- 
brarian at Danbury, Conn. 

2785 Mary Whittlesey Brown, b. Jan. 3, 1861; m. in 1893, John R. 
Perkins; gr. of Dartmouth College; gr. of Normal School, Dan- 
bury, Conn. + 

2786 David Chester Brown, b. Nov. 16, 1863; m. in 1889, Catherine 
Cobden ; he gr. Yale College. + 

Children of Frederick and Maria Whittlesey, (2j6g): 
27^7 Nellie Whittlesey, b. and d. 1863. 

2788 Mary Whittlesey, b. 1865. 

2789 Fanny Whittlesey, b. 1872. 

Children of Fanny P. and William N. Felt, (2770): 

2790 William Pomeroy Felt, b. 1865 ; m. in 1895, Caroline M. Bragair. 

2791 Annie Shepherd Felt, b. 1869; m. in 1896, William E. Parker. 

2792 Mary Whittlesey Felt. 

loth gen. Children of Mary W. and John R. Perkins, (2785): 

2793 Margaret Whittlesey Perkins, b. Nov. 27, 1897. 

2794 John Russell Perkins, b. Feb. 19, 1899. 

Children of David C. and Katharine Brown, (2786): 

2795 Orlando Cobden Brown, b. July 2, 1890; gr. Yale, Academic 
Dept, 1911. 

2796 David Chester Brown, b. July 9, 1900; d. Sept. 3, 1901. 

2797 Catherine Helen Brown, b. March 22, 1906. 

965 COL. SETH POMEROY, (Quartus, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. June 30, 1777, at Northampton; m. (1) Oct. 16, 1800, 



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Sarah Kingsley, dau. of Enos Kingsley and Abigail Pomeroy; she 
d Aug. 16, 1801; he m. (2) Jan. 1, 1804, Hannah Wells, b. 1/82, 
d 1861, dau. of Ashbel Wells and Abigail Kellogg; Ashbel Wells 
was a descendant of Gov. Thomas and Hannah Pauston Wells 
by Ebenezer and Ichabod. ]\Ir. Pomeroy united with the church 
at Northampton, and in 1816 he removed to DeKalb, St. Lawrence 
county, N. Y., where he became an Elder of the Presbyterian 
church' and up to the time of his death he was an earnest and 
conscientious Christian. In 1826 he went to Michigan to pass 
the remainder of his days with his son, George Eltweed Pomeroy, 
who was then the only survivor of seven children. He met death 
with serenity and without great suffering. The sphere of his use- 
fulness in the later days was the family and the church. The 
peculiarity of his religion was in the faith that he "felt" the pres- 
ence of his Alaker. He lived from day to day in the belief that 
God had arranged all his trials and losses for his spiritual good. 
He never complained of Providence. No one who knew him ever 
doubted the sincerity of his faith, the growth of his spiritual hope, 
or the certainty of its being realized. He was a man of prayer, 
and his family gave evidence that his prayers were answered by 
the token that his example was with his children m their life and 
death. If there was a defect in his character, it consisted in, that 
he lived so much in preparation for another world that he placed 
too little value on the things of this. He d. at Palmyra, Mich., 
March 13, 1861. 

yth gen. Child by ist wife: 

2798 Daughter Pomeroy, b. Oct. 9, 1801 ; d. Aug. 23, 1807. 

Children by 2d wife, b. in Northampton: 

2799 QuARTus Wells Pomeroy, b. Oct. 25, 1805. + 

2800 George Eltweed Pomeroy, b. Sept. 16, 1807. + 

2801 Henry Brown Pomeroy, b. Oct. 26, 1809; m. Eliza Warner; she 
d. Sept. 7, 1852 ; he d. Aug. 24, 1852 ; no children. 

2802 Martha Whittlesey Pomeroy, b. in 1811; d. March 24, 1834; 
unm. 

2803 Louis DwiGHT Pomeroy, b. June 18, 1813. + -^ ^A ^QA^^ 

2804 Maria Ashmun Pomeroy, b. July 17, 1815; d. April 14, 184U; 

2805 THAi)DEus Seth Pomeroy, b. Dec. 2, 1818; d. Dec. 14, 1848. 

966 GEORGE POMEROY, {Quartus, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 8, 1779, in Northampton; m. May 16, 1803, Anne 
Cooper, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper; she d. 
April 17 1870. Mr. Cooper was the founder of Cooperstown, N. 
v., and in 1775, m. Elizabeth, the only child of Richard Fenimore 
of 'Burlington, N. J. George Pomeroy d. Dec. 24, 1870. 
yth gen. Children, all b. in Cooperstown, N. Y .: 

2806 William Cooper Pomeroy, b. Nov. 15, 1804; d. 1805. 

2807 Georgianna Cooper Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8, 1806. + 

2808 Hannah Cooper Pomeroy, b. Nov. 15, 1808. + 



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2809 William Cooper Pomeroy, b. Feb. 23, 1811; d. in infancy. 

2810 George Quartus Pomeroy, b. Feb. 11, 1815. + 

2811 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Nov. 10, 1817; d. 1817. 

2812 Ellen Cooper Pomeroy, b. Nov. 4, 1818; d. in infancy. 

2813 Fenimore Cooper Pomeroy, b. (twin with Ellen), Nov. 4, 1818. + 

2814 Edgar Cooper Pomeroy, b. July 3, 1820; d. young. 

2815 Laura Cornelia Pomeroy, b. Sept. 3, 1823. + 

967 RACHEL POMEROY, (Quartus, Seth, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. July 4, 1781, Northampton; m. June 20, 1807, Robert 
Campbell of Cooperstown, N. Y., b. Sept. 13, 1781, d. Aug. 31, 
1847, son of Samuel and Jane (Cannon) Campbell; she d. Dec. 3, 
1856. Resided in Cooperstown. 
"/th gen. Children, b. Cooperstown, N. Y.: 

2816 Julia Campbell, b. June 1, 1808; m. Feb. 23, 1830, Levi C Tur- 
ner; she d. May 2, 1892. + 

2817 Robert Pomeroy Campbell, b. Oct. 26, 1809; m. Dec. 3, 1834, 
Helen Starkweather, dau. of Samuel and Marcia (Averill) Stark- 
weather; he d. April 15, 1870. + 

2818 William Campbell, b. Aug. 22, 1812; d. Sept., 1846. 

2819 George Campbell, b. Sept. 6, 1814; d. Sept. 28, 1842. 

2820 Jane Ann Campbell, b. Aug. 10, 1817; d. June 20, 1823. 

2821 Theodore Campbell, b. Aug. 18, 1819; d. Nov. 15, 1843. 

8th gen. Children of Jidia and Levi C. Turner, (2816): 

2822 Campbell Turner, b. March 13, 1831; m. Oct., 1855, Catherine 
A. Scott; he d. May, 1857. 

2823 Jane Turner, b. Aug. 21, 1833; m. Oct., 1853, WilHam B. Ran- 
dolph; she d. May 12, 1910. + 

2824 Julia Pomeroy Turner, b. March 4, 1842; d. 1844. 

2825 Theodore Campbell Turner, b. Jan. 24, 1845, Cleveland, O. ; 
m. June 6, 1878, Abbie Cory, b. July 21, 1851, Cooperstown, N. Y., 
dau. of William E. Cory and wife Samantha Ward; he d. Dec. 1, 
1910, Cooperstown, N. Y. ; s. p. A local obituary said that in the 
death of Mr. Theodore Campbell Turner the village had lost from 
its business and social life a man who had long been identified 
with its best enterprises. Upright in character, broad-minded, 
public-spirited, and kind of heart, he had won the esteem and 
friendship of his associates. For forty years he had been con- 
nected with the First National Bank of Cooperstown, thirty years 
as cashier; he was Vice-President at the time of his death; he 
was also treasurer of the Thanksgiving hospital fourteen years. 
Resolutions of sorrow were passed by the Cooperstown banks. He 
was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Loyal 
Legion, Sons of Veterans, and the Colonial Wars Society, 

Children of Robert and Helen Campbell, (2817): 

2826 Julia Campbell, b. Aug. 28, 1835; d. Dec, 1841. 

2827 Maria McGregor Campbell, b. March 3, 1838; m. Aug. 21, 1856, 
Charles Henry Smith, M. D., Surgeon in United States Army, b. 



Aug. 20, 1819, Fredericksburg, Va., son of Charles Henry and 

Evelina (Stone) Smith. + 
2828 Helen Campbeli:, b. June 28, 1845 ; d. Sept., 1846. 

ptli gen. Children of Jane and William B. Randolph, (282^): 
2^29 • Julia Randolph, b. Sept. 29, 1854 ; d. Nov., 1856. 

2830 William B. Randolph, b. Aug. 26, 1870; m. Marie Louise May, 
who d. six months later. 

Children of Maria M. and Charles H. Smith, (2827): 

2831 Louisa Beverly Smith, b. June 2, 1857; d. Oct. 19, 1862. 

2832 Roy Campbell Smith, b. July 16, 1858, at Fort Mason, Texas; 
m. Oct. 11, 1887, Margaret Aldrich Sampson, b. Oct. 15, 1863, at 
Palmyra, N. Y., dau. of William Thomas Sampson, Rear-Admiral, 
United States Navy. Roy Campbell Smith entered the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis, in 1874; served at sea on various stations; 
was present in the naval engagement, July 3, 1898, off Santiago, on 
board the battleship Indiana; and later commanded the cruiser 
Chattanooga on the China station. His shore duty has comprised 
the Naval Academy, the Torpedo Station, lecturer at Harvard Col- 
lege, naval attache at Paris and St. Petersburg, War College, New- 
port, R. L, and Navy Department, Washington, D. C. He ranks 
as Captain in the United States Navy, is a gold-medalist of the 
United States Naval Institute, and has been decorated by the 
French Government in the Legion of Honor. 

Capt. Roy C. Smith, U. S. N., has been appointed Commander to 
the newest American battle-ship, the Arkansas. She is the largest 
completed ship-of-war in the world. Captain Smith was on board but 
not in command when the Arkansas made her trial trips (June 5, 1912) 
after having escaped the rocks in the Two Bush Channel to Penob- 
scot Bay, over which she scraped for more than forty feet, her small 
water-tight compartments probably saving her from the dire fate 
of the Titanic. + 

2833 Charles Evelyn Smith, b. Aug. 9, 1862; m. Feb. 3, 1887, Stella 
Hagan, b. 1860; he m. (2) June 1, 1901, Mrs. Sue Drayton Ship- 
with, b. 1857, dau. of J. H. Bromley and Emma Drayton Baker. 
Commercial broker. Res., Richmond, Va. + 

2834 Julia Campbell Smith, b. May 6, 1864; m. Aug. 17, 1892, James 
Frederick Olmsted, b. March 3, 1859, son of Levi and Maria M. 
(Beach) Olmsted. Res.. Burlington, N. J. 

2835 Ethel Evelyn Smith, b. Jan. 8, 1873, in Richmond, Va. ; m. July 
2, 1894, William Festus Morgan, b. Dec. 21, 1866, at Lynn. Mass., 
son of William Festus Morgan and Emeline Brown. Res., Coopers- 
town, N. Y., where their children were born. + 

loth gen. Children of Roy C. and Margaret A. Smith, (2832): 

2836 Roy Campbell Smith, Jr., b. July 25, 1888, at Annapolis, Md. 

2837 Marjorie Sampson Smith, b. iVug. 1, 1890, at Palmyra, N. Y. 

2838 Sampson Smith, b. June 29, 1900, at Cambridge, Mass. 

Child of Charles E. and Stella Smith, (28^^): 

2839 Evelyn Stone Smith, b. Feb. 19, 1900, in Richmond, Va. ; d. Feb. 
19, 1900. 



Children of Ethel E. and IVilliam F. Morgan, (2835): 

2840 William Festus Morgan, Jr., b. Aug. 29, 1895. 

2841 Robert Beverly Morgan, b. Dec. 18, 1900. 

2842 liIiLES ]\IoRGAN, b. July 10, 1902. 

968 BETSEY POMEROY, (Quartus, Seth, Ehenezer, Medad] Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 1, 1783, in Northampton; m. in 1810, James Dick- 
enson, son of Josiah and Wealthy (Shepherd) Dickenson; he d. 
in 1824; she d. Oct. 22, 1S55. 
yth gen. Children: 

2843 Frances Pomeroy Dickenson, b. Feb. 18, 1812, in Toledo, Ohio; 
m. Sept. 17, 1838, James B. Lyman, b. Jan. 5, 1813, son of Theo- 
dore Lyman and Susan Willard Whitney; she d. Aug. 28, 1870. + 

2844 James Shepherd Dickenson, b. Jan. 16, 1814; d. June 1, 1899; 
b. Northampton. 

2845 William Partridge Dickenson, b. 1816, in Northampton; m. in 
1837, Sarah Sunderland; he d. April, 1874. + 

2846 Mary Caroline Dickenson, b. June 27, 1820, in Northampton. 

2847 George Pomeroy Dickenson, b. Julv 18, 1822, in Northampton; 
m. in 1849, Mary Robinson; he d. 1896. + 

8th gen. Children of Frances P. and James B. Lyman, (284s): 

2848 Mary Dickenson Lyman, b. July 19, 1840, in St. Louis, Mo.; m. 
Oct. 20, 1868, in Toledo, Ohio," Albert E. Scott. 

2849 Henry Munson Lyman, b. March 18, 1843, in St. Louis, Mo.; d. 
Sept. 4, 1843. 

2850 Wyllys Pomeroy Lyman, b. Dec. 3, 1845, in Northampton, Mass. ; 
d. Sept. 14, 1846. 

Child of William P. and Sarah Dickenson, (2845): 

2851 James Sunderland Dickenson, b. 1838; m. in 1862, Estella Gil- 
bert. 

Child of George P. and Mary Dickenson, (2847): 

2852 Anna Marshall Dickenson, b. 1854; m. in 1^0, Franklin Ed- 
wards. 

970 JULIA POMEROY, (Quartus, Seth. Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. June 10, 1787, in Northampton; m. in 1806, Elihu Butler of 
Hartford, Conn. ; Julia was for a few years the only surviving 
grandchild of Major-General Seth Pomeroy; she d, at Plainfield, 
Mass., Feb. 12, 1873. 
Jth gen. Children: 

2853 Frances Pomeroy Butler, b. Sept. 2, 1807; m. Sept. 4, 1§33, 
Elijah Clark; she d. March 3, 1891. + 

2854 Martha Butler, b. March 29, 1809; m. Jan. 12, 1835, John Rosscl 
Whittlesey, b. Oct. 10, 1809, d. April 21, 1880, son of John and 
Ann (Kerwood) Whittlesey; she d. Dec. 3, 1883. + 

2855 Julia Butler, b. Dec. 4, 1811; m. Dec. 6, 1840, Eli Morgan of 
Hinsdale, N. H. ; she d. Dec. 31, 1896. + 

2856 Henry Butler, b. 1814; d. 1814. 



2857 Henry Butler, b. March 19, 1817; m. July 13, 1850, Cornelia M. 
Sackrider. + 

2858 Janet Shepherd Butler, b. June 28, 1819; m. H. B. Claflin; d 
May 24, 1904; resided in Tryon, N. C. 

2859 Caroline Butler, b. March 13, 1822; m. July 5, 1844, Henry 
Lathrop. 

2860 Emma Rachel Butler, b. Sept. 12, 1824; m. Rev. Charles Sum- 
ner LeDuc, b. in 1821, son of Henry and Mary (Stowell) Le- 
Duc. + 

2861 Edward Whitman Butler, b. Jan. 4, 1829; m. and had two sons 
who d. in childhood; he d. Sept. 8, 1865. 

8th gen. Children of Frances P. and Elijah Clark, (2833): 

2862 Charles Edgar Clark, b. July 28, 1834; d. Oct. 13, 1868. 

2863 Theodore Pomeroy Clark, b." Nov. 20, 1837; d. April 20, 1860. 

Children of Martha and John R. Whittlesey, (2854): 

2864 Edward Xewton Whittlesey, b. Dec. 14, 1835 ; m. Jan. 12, 1870, 
Isabel M. Ives ; she d. May 8, 1879, s. p. ■^" " 

2865 John Whittlesey, b. July 1, 1839; m. June 9, 1865, Laura Bridg- 
man Wood, b. 1839; he was a victim of the Northampton bank 
robbery of 1876; he d. Nov. 30, 1894. 

2866 Elihu Butler Whittlesey, b. Sept. 18, 1840; m. Aug. 4, 1865, 
Mary Eden Smith; she d. Feb. 23, 1874; he m. (2) Oct. 26, 1876, 
Isabel Wood Axtel; he d. July 4, 1877. + 

2867 Julia Pomeroy Whittlesey, b. Jan. 4, 1843; d. March 7, 1894; 
unm. 

2868 Mary Esther Whittlesey, b. Feb. 22, 1846; m. in 1895, L. S. 
Elliott of Batavia, N. Y. -^ 

Children of Julia and Eli Morgan, (2855): 

2869 William Morgan, b. 1842; m. June 2, 1876, Mary Wood; d. 
-June 21, 1876. 

2870 Louis Edward Morgan, b. 1843; m. in 1872, Frances E. Kelly: 
he d. 1878. + 

2871 Charles Morgan, b. 1846; d. July, 1863. 

2872 Julia Morgan, b. Feb. 10, 18. . . ; m. Hamlin L. Chapman, b. Dec. 
13, 1845; she d. Sept. 8, 1870. 

Children of Henry and Cornelia M. Butler, (2857): 
2&7Z Mary Pomeroy Butler, b. May 13, 1851; d. May 20, 1854. 

2874 Henry Elijah Butler, b. May 3, 1853 ; d. May 3, 1857. 

Children of Emma R. and Rev. Charles S. LeDuc, (2860): 

2875 Edward INIills LeDuc, b. Sept. 17, 1857; d. Oct. 17. 1886. 

2876 Mary Pomeroy LeDuc, b. Jan 30, 1860; m. June 25, 1879, Alfred 
Bissell Chapin, D.D.S. + 

9th gen. Children of Elihu B. and Mary E. Whittlesey, (2866): 
2S,77 Theodore Pomeroy Whittlesey, b. Nov. 26, 1866. 

2878 Charles Whittlesey, b. Aug 1, 1869. 

2879 Mary Whittlesey, b. Aug. 22, 1872; d. Feb. 1, 1874. 

Child of Mary P. and Alfred B. Chapin, (2876): 

2880 Gilbert LeDuc Chapin, b. Aug. 27, 1905. 



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973 MARTHA POMEROY, {Medad, Seth, Ebeneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 5, 1773, in Warwick, Mass.; m. in 1792, Barnabas 
Billings, gr. Brown University, A.IVL, B.U., b. in 1768, in North- 
ampton, d. Nov. 14, 1824, son of Daniel Billings and Mary Rug- 
gles; she d. May 16, 1845. 
yth gen. Children: 

2881 Mary Ann Billings, b. Jan. 30. 1795, in Northfield. Mass.; m. 
Aug. 20, ISlZr Martin Paige, b. Sept. 27, 1791, in Hardwick, d. 
Dec. 7, 1872, son of Timothy Paige and ^vlary Robinson; she d. 
Jan. 27, 1875. + 

2882 Frederick Augustus Billings, b. March 12, 1798, in Northfield, 
Mass.; m. Dec. 1, 1835, Lucy Gushing Bent, b. Jan. 12, 1810, in 
Framingham, d. July 20, 1890, dau. of Mathias Bent and Isabella 
Babcock. He was engaged in the transportation business with a 
line of stage-coaches. Resided in Boston and Framingham; d. 
Dec. 21, 1883. + 

2883 Martha Billings, b. April 16, 1800, in Northfield, Mass.; m. 
June 13, 1837, Russell Hayes (uncle of Rutherford B. Hayes), b. 
Brattleboro, Vt., May 31, 1784, d. July 28, 1856, son of Ruther- 
ford Hayes and Chloe Smith; he had previously m. (1) Rhoda 
Moody; (2) Hannah Lorinda Forbes; no issue to either mar- 
riage; Martha d. Aug. 1, 1872, in Brattleboro, where her children 
were bom. + 

2884 Daniel Billings, b. March 7, 1802, Northampton; m. in 1827, 
Sally Allen Tillotson, b. July 22, 1806, Northampton, d. Dec. 7, 
1881 ; he d. Dec. 21, 1866. + 

2885 Julia Pomeroy Billings, b. 1804; m. 1825, Dr. George Wright, 
b. 1800, d. 1859; she d. 1889. + 

8th ge?i. Children of Mary A. and Martin Paige, (2881): 

2886 -Timothy Paige, b. Aug. 3, "1818, at Hardwick; m. Dec. 26, 1844, 

Rebecca R, Osborne: he d. April 24, 1884. 

2887 Frederick A. Paige, b. Nov. 6, 1819, at Hardwick; m. June 7, 
1864, Alice B. Joslin; he d. Nov. 4, 1898. 

2888 George Paige, b. Aug. 17, 1821, Southbridge, Mass.; lost at sea 
off Charleston harbor, S. C, April 3, 1855. 

2889 Julia Billings Paige, b. Jan. 12, 1824; d. May 14, 1825, at 
Northampton. 

2890 James Paige, b. and d. 1824, at Northampton. 

2891 Henry Paige, b. April 9, 1829, at Lowell, Mass.; m. Aug. 23, 
1859, Caroline Maria Warner. 

2892 Martha Pomeroy Paige, b. Jan. 4, 1832, at Greenfield, Mass.; 
m. June 23, 18_54, William Stone, b. May 1, 1827, d. Nov. 19, 1910, 
Templeton, Mass., son of Leonard Stone and wife Lydia Richard- 
son; she d. March 29, 1891, Templeton. + 

2893 Sarah Pomeroy Paige, b. Sept. 9, 1837; d. Sept. 29, 1838. 

Children of Frederick A. and Lucy C. Billings, (2882): 

2894 Frederick Augustus Billings, b. Sept. 27, 1836, at Framingham; 
m. April 14, 1866, Delia M. Pratt, b. 1836, d. 1878; he d. Aug. 
8, 1909, at Framingham. 



2895 George C. Billings, b. June 15, 1845, at Boston, Mass.; unm. 

2896 Mary Abby Billings, b. Sept. 12, 1849; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Louis 
D. Jackson of Boston, b. Jan. 27, 1827, at Lyme, Conn., d. July 
16, 1898, son of Sylvester Jackson and Anna Cadwell. 

2897 Edward Kirk Billings, b. Sept. 9, 1853, at Framingham; m. 
April 14, 1881, Adeline W. Stanwood, b. 1858. 

Children of Martha and Russell Hayes, b. in Brattleboro, Vt., 
(288s): 

2898 Mary Billings Hayes, b. Oct. 3, 1838; m. Nov. 18, 1856, Wil- 
liam Howard Bigelow, b. Dec. 21, 1829, at Greenwich, N. Y., d. 
Aug. 22, 1882, son of Anson Bigelow and Eliza ]Moores; gr. Wil- 
liams College; lumber merchant and manufacturer, at Brattleboro, 
Vt. + 

2899 Martha Janette Hayes, b. March 14, 1841; m. in 1862, Joseph 
N. Field, dealer in real estate in Sioux City; residence, 1883, in 
England; she d. Jan. 23, 1864, s, p. 

Children of Daniel and Sally A. Billings, (2884): 

2900 Daniel Pomeroy Billings, b. Nov. 16, 1830; m. 18^9, Mary Ann 
Van Zandt. 

2901 Martha Billings, b. Oct. 16, 1832, Royalston, Mass.; m. March 
1852, Orrin S. Thwing, b. Sept. 25, 1828. Putney, Vt., d. April 15, 
1908, Putney, Vt.; she d. there May 25, 1895. + 

2902 Mary Millen Billings, b. Aug. 27, 1834, at South Royalston, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 8, 1892. 

2903 Julia Maria Billings, b. 1837, at Worcester, Mass.; m. 1860, 
Edwin Turney; she d. May 15, 1905. Res., Ashfield, Mass. 

2904 Sarah Pomeroy Billings, b. 1839; d. 1841. 

2905 George Billings, b. Oct. 29, 1841; m. 1868, Mary Jane Sears. 
Res., North Adams, Mass. 

2906 Charles Wesley Billings, b. Feb., 1844; m. Abby O. Pierce. 
Res., North Adams, Mass. 

2907 Sarah Paige Billings, b. Dec. 25, 1845, South Royalston, Mass. 

Children of Julia P. and Dr. George Wright, (288^): 

2908 Isaac H. Wright, b. 1829; m. Georgianna Baker; he d. 1891. 

2909 Charles Pomeroy Wright, b. 1830; m. 1862, Martha J. Clark; 
he d. 1893. 

-2910 Julia M. Wright, b. 1838; m. 1862, Frederick A. Giles, who d. 
1879; she m. (2) 1882, Joseph R. Root; he d. 1894. 

2911 George C. F. Wright, b. 1841; m. 1876, Anna C. Hayes; he d. 
1884. 

Qth gen. Children of Martha P. and William Stone, (28^2): 

2912 Frederick Paige Stone, b. Aug. 10, 1855, Worcester, Mass.; m. 
Sally Oliphant. 

2913 Lucius Paige Stone, b. March 27, 1857, Worcester, Mass.; d. 
May 9, 1884. 

2914 William Sidney Stone, b. April 3, 1862, Templeton, Mass.; m. 
June 20, 1888, Mary E. Russell, b. Feb. 23, 1863, Maiden, Mass., 
d. June 10, 1901, dau. of William E. Russell and wife Elizabeth 




G^ahkt on the ^to nf 3Fnrt Sriiigman 

(Dorothy L. Hubbard, 2925.1.) 

The ceremony of the dedication of the Marker on the site of Fort Bridgman 
occurred on the 156th anniversary of the third destruction of the fort (1755), the 
massacre of its defenders and the capture of the women and children by the Indians. 
The monument was erected by Brattleboro Chapter, Daughters of the American 
Revolution, assisted by the village of Vernon, on Tuesday, June 27, 1911. The 
tablet stands on the Hubbard farm in Vernon, Vermont. 



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B. Dyer; m. (2) Oct. 2, 1902, Ellen Reed Dewson, b. June 23, 
1871, Quincy, Mass., dau. of Edward Henry Dewson and wife 
Elizabeth Weld Williams. With the Gorham Co., silver and gold- 
smiths. Res., Providence, R. I. + 

Children of Mary B. and William H. Bigelow, (2898): 

2915 Russell Anson Bigelow, b. June 2, 1859, Sioux City; gr. Yale 
College, 1881; Columbia Law School; d. Nov. 2. 1890. 

2916 William Howard Bigelow, b. July 22, 1861; m. June 14, 1893, 
Margaret Barclay-Allardice; he d. Dec. 19, 1900, Tarpon Sprmgs, 
Florida. + 

2917 Hayes Bigelow, b. Feb. 20, 1879, New Haven, Conn.; m. July 
31, 1907, Carolyn L. Clark. Res., Tarpon Springs, Fla. 

Child of Martha and Orrin S. Thwing, (2poi): 
2917.1 LiNNA A. Thwing. b. Oct. 28, 1869, Putney, Vt. ; m. Dec. 7, 1889, 
at Putney, Walter E. Hubbard, b. June 6, 1867, Guilford, Vt. + 
loth gen. Children of William S. and (ist wife) Mary E. Stone, 
(2914): 

2918 Barbara Russell Stone, b. Oct. 21, 1890, Medford, Mass. 

2919 Roger Pomeroy Stone, b. Feb. 15, 1895, West Medford, Mass. 

Children by 2d wife, (2914): 

2920 Elizabeth Williams Stone, b. Dec. 17, 1904, Braintree, Mass. 

2921 ViRQiNiA Stone, b. April 15, 1907, Braintree, Mass. 

2922 Mary Dewson Stone, b. Oct. 2, 1909, Taunton, Mass. 

Children of William H. and Margaret B. Bigelow, (2Q16): 

2923 Helen Janet Bigelow, b. March 14, 1894, Tarpon Springs, Fla. 

2924 Tohn Bigelow, b. Sept. 10, 1896, Tarpon Springs. 

2925 Elliot Allardice Bigelow, b. Oct. 13, 1897, Tarpon Springs. 

Child of Linna A. and Walter E. Hubbard, (2917.1): 
2925.1 Dorothy L. Hubbard, b. Feb. 6, 1901, Brattleboro, Vt. On June 
27, 1911, this maiden of eleven summers placed the laurel wreath on 
the tablet unveiled at Vernon, Vt., marking the site of Fort Bridg- 
man. This interesting ceremony is vividly portrayed by the engrav- 
ing on the opposite page. 

975 MEDAD POMEROY, (Medad, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 11, 1777, in Northfield, 'Mass.; m. Feb. 4, 1805, 
Jerusha Alexander, b. Feb. 19, 1785, d. Aug. 13, 1850, dau. of 
Simeon Alexander; he d. June 14, 1847. Res., Mt. Ararat, Me., 
and Warwick, Mass. 

yth gen. Children: 

2926 Fanny Pomeroy, b. June 30, 1806 ; d. May 14, 1812. 

2927 Mary Ann Pomeroy, b. Jan. 10, 1808, Warwick, Mass. + 

2928 Charles Pomeroy, b. Sept. 7, 1810; d. Jan. 6, 1812. 

2929 Abby Alexander Pomeroy, b. Sept. 16, 1815. + 

2930 Col. Charles Pomeroy, b. July 14, 1818, Warwick. 4- 

976 FANNY POMEROY, {Medad, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 



b. Jan. 5, 1780; m. (1) 1799, William Swan Lyman, b. Sept. 5, 
1775, d. Feb. 26, 1801, at Northfield, Mass., son of Caleb Lyman 
and Catherine Swan; she m. (2) Nov. 3, 1805, Theodore Hinsdale, 
b. Nov. 12, 1772, d. Oct. 14, 1855, at Windsor, son of Rev. Theo- 
dore Hinsdale and Anna Bissell ; she d. Aug. 23, 1813. Mr. 
Hinsdale m. (2) Sept. 28, 1815, Julia Peck, who d. June 19, 1842; 
he m. (3) in 1843, Mrs. Harriet Curtiss. 
yth gen. Children by ist marriage: 

2931 William Swan Lyman, b. June 24, 1800; d. 1840, of yellow 
fever in New Orleans. 
Children by 2d marriage: 

29Z2 Theodore Hinsdale, b. March 1, 1807; d. March 22, 1845, at 
Enterprise, Fla. 

2933 Charles Hinsdale, b. May 27, 1809; d. Feb. 19, 1843. 

2934 Francis Hinsdale, b. Jan. 11, 1811; m. (1) Sept. 18, 1837, Mary 
Wright Goodrich; m. (2) Dec. 15, 1842, Jane McKnight; he d. 
Aug. 5, 1851, Mt. Gilead, Ohio. 

2935 John Hinsdale, b. May 9, 1812; d. Aug. 1, 1812. 

2936 George Hinsdale, b. Aug. 15, 1813; d. Aug. 25, 1813. 

977 DR. SETH POMEROY, (Medad, Seth, Ebeneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. July 20, 1782, in Warwick, Mass.; m. (1) Nov. 28, 1805, 
Fanny Simmons; m. (2) Sarah Elsworth; in business as a hatter; 
he d. March 18, 1821. Res., New Salem, Mass. 

/'th gen. Children by 1st wife: 
29c>7 Laura Ann Pomeroy, b. about 1807. + 

2938 Theodore Breck Pomeroy, b. April 11, 1809. + 

2939 Edwin Dwight Pomeroy, b. March, 1812. + 

2940 Fanny Hinsdale Pomeroy, b. Sept., 1813, New Salem, Mass. ; m. 
March 6, 1836, Nehemiah Porter Dickenson; he d. 1838, at Caven- 
dish, Vt. 

2941 Sarah Elsworth Pomeroy, b. 1819. + 

978 ARAD HUNT POMEROY, {Medad, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), h. Jan. 15, 1785, in Warwick, Mass.; m. in 1814, Charity 
Emery. 

yth gen. Children: 

2942 Sarah Abby Pomeroy, b. 1815. 4- 

2943 Frances Hunt Pomeroy, b. 1817. + 

2944 TuLiA Ann Pomeroy, b. 1819. + 

2945 Martha Jane Pomeroy, b. 1821 ; d. 1843 ; unm. 

2946 Arad Hunt Pomeroy, b. 1823. + 

2947 Margaret Pomeroy, b. 1825. + 

2948 Lydia Pomeroy, b. 1828; m. 1870, Increase Leadbetter; s. p. Lived 
with a niece, Mrs. S. M. Harding, 1904. 

2949 Nancy Ellen Pomeroy, b. 1830; m. in 1853, Noah Emery. 

979 JOHN POMEROY, {Medad, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. July 12, 1787; m. Dec. 30, 1820, Lucy Marcia Meach of Brecks- 



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ville, Ohio. He settled there on the farm of her father; d. at 
Brecksville, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1827; she m. (2) a Mr. Whitney. 
yth gen. Children: 

2950 Miranda Lucy Pomeroy, m. April 20, 1842, John F. Brown. 

2951 Mary S. Pomeroy, m. July 5, 1846, John P. Hull. 

2952 John Pomeroy, b. 1826. + 

983 LOVISA PYNCHON POIVIEROY, (Lemuel, Seth, Ehenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltzveed), b. 1769, in Northampton; m. Aug. 28, 1796, Julius 
Barnard of Northampton; she d. 1810 in Montreal, Canada. 

7th gen. Children: 

2953 LovisA Barnard, b. 1803; m. Edward Swift; removed to Michi- 
gan, where they settled. + 

2954 Olivia Barn.\rd, m. Dr. J. G. Abbott ; she d. at Sharon ; s. p. 

2955 Clara Barnard, m. (1) Ralph Swift; m. (2) Isaac von Tuyl, a 
widower with four children ; she had no issue. 

2956 Frederick Barnard, unm. ; kept the Willard Hotel in Washing- 
ton, D. C, for a time; d. and was buried at Pensacola, Florida. 

8th gen. Children of Lovisa and Edward Swift, (2^53)- 

2957 Edward Swift, went to California. 

2958 Frances Swift, m. William Plant, and had children. 

984 SARAH POMEROY, {Lemuel, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltzveed), 
b. 1770, in Southampton, Mass.; m. Jan. 15, 1799, Ahira Lyman, b. 
Dec. 20, 1770, d. Nov. 1, 1836, from a wound made by an axe 
while chopping wood at a considerable distance from home ; he 
was a son of Lemuel L>TTian and Lydia Clark. They settled on 
the plain west of the center of Easthampton. As farmer and 
mechanic, he was an active business man; Sarah, his wife, d. May 
10, 1813; he m. (2) Lydia Baldwin; (3) Mrs. Hannah Judd Ly- 
man, widow of Elihu Lyman of Westhampton. 

yth gen. Children: 

2959 Roland Lyman, b. March 2, 1802; m. Dec. 30, 1831, Mary How- 
land, b. Aug. 11, 1805, dau. of John Howland, of Providence, R. 
I., (6th in lineal descent from John Howland, the Puritan, who 
arrived in the Mayflower). They removed to Lowell, Mass., where 
he established a business as jeweler and watchmaker, remaining 
there nearly forty years, longer than any business man in that 
city, with one exception. He d. in 1872. + 

2960 Lemuel Pynchon Lyman, b. Sept. 27, 1804; m. Nov. 21, 1827, 
Esther Phelps, dau. of Capt. John Phelps of Easthampton, where 
he built a house at the foot of "Meeting House PI ill." For many 
years he owned the saw-mill on the Manhan near his residence, 
and carried on an extensive lumber business ; he also owned a 
share in the grist-mill opposite his saw-mill, on the spot where 
one has stood for 200 years. He d. Aug. 7, 1865. + 

2961 Ahira Lyman, b. Oct. 3, 1807; m. May 28, 1831. Frances Burt, 
dau. of Gains Burt of Northampton; she d. May 18, 1839; he m. 
(2) Feb. 6, 1840, Theresa Lyman, dau. of Elihu Lyman of West- 



hampton. He settled on Park Hill, just over the Northampton 
line, although they kept their church connections in Easthampton ; 
he d. in Easthampton in 1888. + 

2962 QuARTUs PoMEROY Lyman, b. Dec. 28, 1809; m. Nov. 7, 1832, in 
Granby, Conn., Tryphena Wright, dau. of John Wright of East- 
hampton; she d. Feb. 9, 1851; he m. (2) June 21, 1851, Emelia 
Smith of Granby, Conn. He lived in Southampton 54 years, and 
d. there in Sept., 1889. + 

8th gen. Children of Roland and Mary Lyman, (sg^g): 

2963 Elizabeth Russell Lyman, b. and d. in 1835. 

2964 John Howland Lyman, b. 1836; d. 1841. 

2965 Alfred Pynchon Lyman, b. March 31, 1841; m. May 4, 1867, 
Ida M. Nichols ; he d. 1865. 

Children of Lemuel P. and Esther Lyman, (2960): 

2966 Sarah Pomeroy Lyman, b. Nov. 23, 1831; m. April 23, 1862,, 
Frederick A. Shaw of Easthampton; she d. Sept. 15, 1867. 

2967 Hannah Phelps Lyman, b. March 12, 1836; m. Jan. 1, 1861, 
Dwight S. Jepson. 

2968 Louis Pynchon Lyman, b. Sept. 6, 1840 ; d. March 23, 1843. 

2969 Mary Esther Lyman, b. Feb. 1, 1847; m. in 1869, Edwin E. 
Wakefield of Northampton. 

Children of Ahira and Frances Lyman, (2g6i): 

2970 Henry Lyman, b. July 31, 1832; m. in 1858, Jane Parsons, dau. 
of Ralph Parsons of Holyoke; in 1862 he joined* Co. C, 27th Mass. 
V. L ; d. in service in 1863. 

2971 Gaius Burt Lyman, b. Aug. 25, 1834; d. Oct. 2, 1835. 

2972 Gaius Burt Lyman, b. July 19, 1836; m. Eliza Morganum, b. 
1836, dau. of her father's second wife. 

2973 Frances Burt Lyman, b. Dec. 8, 1840; m. May 4, 1865, William 
P. Derby; was superintendent of the tape manufactory of Williston 
& Arms, Northampton. 

2974 Arthur Jlt3d Lyman, b. July 30, 1842; d. Jan. 18, 1864. 

2975 Albert Ahira Lyman, b. Dec. 27, 1845; m. in 1878, Ellen C. 
Parsons ; joined Co. K, 52d Mass. V. L, in 1862 ; served with Gen. 
Banks on Red River campaign. 

2976 Richard Lyman, b. Sept. 8, 1847; m. Ella L. Holbrook. 

2977 Robert Worthington Lyman, b. March 27, 1850; m. in 1882, 
Diantha A. Bridgman. 

2978 William R. Lyman, b. May 22, 1854; m. in 1885, Fanny Cham- 
berlain. 

Children of Quartus P. and Tryphena Lyman, (2^62): 

2979 Daughter Lyman, b. Feb. 26, 1834; d. same year. 

2980 John Wright Lyman, b. Nov. 9, 1836; m. Jan. 17, 1861, Mary 
Lucy Matthews, dau. of Horace A. Matthews of Easthampton. 

986 MARGARET POMEROY, {Lemuel, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Oct. 20, 1773; m. Dec. 27, 1798, Jesse Mclntire of Feed- 
ing Hills, Mass., b. Nov. 21, 1766, d. Sept. 13, 1853, son of Wil- 
liam Mclntire, of Scotch parentage; she d. Nov. 9, 1827. 



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Jth gen. Children, all b. at Feeding Hills, Afass.: 

2981 Alexander McIntire, b. July 4, 1800; m. Dec. 4, 1827^ Abigail 
Colton, b. in Longmeadow, Mass., d. 1864; he d. March 1, 1864. + 

2982 Margaret McIntire, b. Feb. 21. 1802; d. Aug. 18, 1803. 

2983 Mary E. McIntire, b. March 20, 1804; m. April 24, 1861, Lemuel 
Pyncheon Lyman, (his third wife), bT Sept. 24, 1804, son of Ahira 
Lyman and Sarah Pomeroy (984) ; she d. March 3, 1884. 

2984 George Pyncheon McIntire, b. Aug. 26, 1806; d. Nov. 9, 1870. 

2985 Lewis McIntire, b. April 7, 1809; m. Dec. 15, 1836, Margaret 
P. Hubbard; he d. Sept. 13, 1884; s. p. 

2986 Eliza McIntire, b. May 7, 1813 ; m. Sept. 10, 1844,. Stuart Mc- 
Kissick, b. Nov. 27, 1806, in Saco. Me., d. Aug. 29, 1882, son of 
Moses and Abigail (Stuart) McKissick; she d. Dec. 22, 1895. + 

2987 Jesse McIntire, b. Aug. 23, 1816; d. Oct. 23, 1822. 

8th gen. Children of Alexander and Abigail McIntire, b. Feed- 
ing Hills, (2g>8i): 

2988 Charles Carroll McIntire, b. May 14, 1830; theological course 
at Auburn, N. Y. ; pastor at Windsor Locks, Conn. ; m. June 19, 
ISl^l, Jane Anna Fowler, b. July 9, 1831, dau. of Abram Fowler 
and Adelia Middlebrook; he d. at Pittsford, Vt. 4- 

2989 Henry Eckford McIntire, b. Oct. 3, 1832; m. (1) Feb. 11, 
1857, Elvira Teresa Hatch, b. Sept. 13, 1832, dau. of Amos Hatch; 
he m. (2) Caroline Walker, b. June 3, 1842, d. at Burlington, N. 
J., April 23, 1898, dau. of John C. and Caroline Walker; retired 
apothecary; d. March 20, 1904. + 

2990 Abby Ely McIntire, b. Aug., 1834; d. Dec. 3, 1899; unm. 

2991 Jesse McIntire, b. June, 1836; volunteer in the Civil War, Sergt. 
Co. G, 111th N. Y. V. L, serving three years; m. (1) 1876, Fanny 
Gott; m. (2) Fanny Sheldon Ellis. 

2992 John Milton McIntire, b. April, 1842; volunteer in the Civil 
War, joining the 8th N. Y. Cav. ; he d. in Boston, Ohio, in 1869. 

Children of Eliza and Stuart McKissick, b. in Albany, N. Y., 
(2986): 

2993 Mary McKissick, b. Dec. 17, 1846; d. March 24, 1864. 

2994 Julia Norton McKissick, b. June 11, 1849; m. Jan. 25, 1882, 
Charles Warner Shepard, b. Dec. 3, 1846, son of George Shepard 
and Elvira Warner. + 

2995 Abby Stuart McKissick, b. May 18, 1851; m. Jan. 22, 1873, 
Walter McEwan, b. June 1, 1843, in Glasgow, Scotland, son of 
John and Agnes Gordon (Lauder) McEwan; he d. May 10, 
1908. + 

2996 Edward Pomeroy McKissick, b. June 22, 1854; m. (1) May 9, 
1877, Florence Ida Paul, who d. Jan. 12, 1883, dau. of Edwin 
Paul and Patience Smith; m. (2) March 9, 1885, Nathalie Lincoln 
Coffin, who d. Aug. 22, 1885; m. (3) Jan. 4, 1895, Carrie Belle 
Packard, who d. May 9, 1901. 

2997 Jessie McKissick, b. Aug. 11, 1857; d. June 17, 1860. 



pth gen. Children of Charles C. and Jane A. Mclntire, (2g88): 
2S9d> Jesse Hogarth McIntire, b. Sept. 28, 1862, Albany, N. Y.; d. 

Jan. 15, 1895. 
2999 James Johnson McIntire, b. Dec, 1863, at Windsor Locks; d. 

Aug., 1864. 
3(XX) Sidney Elsworth McIntire, b. March 18, 1865, at Windsor 

Locks, Conn.; m. Aug. 17, 1898, Mary A. Phinney of Mont- 

pelier, Vt. 
3001" Son, b. and d. July, 1872, at Rockport, Mass. 

Children of Henry E. and Elvira T. McIntire, (2p8p:) 

3002 Frederick Henry McIntire, b. July 4, 1864. in New York City. 

3003 Jesse Anan McIntire, b. April 8, 1869, in Philadelphia. 

3004 William Alexander McIntire, b. April 3, 1871, in Philadelphia. 

3005 George Colton McIntire, b. July 24, 1875, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children of Julia iV. and Charles IV. Shepard, (2994): 

3006 Harold Warner Shepard, b. June 22, 1885, in West Newton, 
Mass. 

3007 Roy Stuart Shepard, b. April 12, 1889, in West Newton, Mass. 

Children of Abby S. and Walter McEzvan, b. in Albany, (2995): 

3008 Walter Stuart McEwan, b. Dec. 20, 1873; m. Sept. 24, 1.§Q2, 
Mary Selina Blakeslee, b. March 8, 1872, in Momence, III, dau. 
of Charles Levi and Julia Ann (Millar) Blakeslee. + 

3009 Agnes Lauder McEwan, b. Jan. 28, 1876; m. Sept. 20, 1899, 
Charles Sumner Stedman, b. Nov. 6, 1874, in Loudonville, N. Y,, 
son of George Lavater and Adda (Wolverton) Stedman. Res., 
Loudonville, N. Y. + 

3010 Jessie Ellis McEwan, b. June 16, 1878; m. Oct. 7, 1903, Henry 
Hunt Romer, b. Oct. 13, 1874, in Pleasantville, N. Y., son of 
Alfred and Charlotte Ann (Hunt) Romer. Res., Brooklyn, N. 
Y. + 

3011 George William McEwan, b. June 11, 1882; m. April 21, 1908, 
Gertrude Marsh Peck, b. March 4, 1886, Albany, N. Y. 

3012 Charles Bailey McEwan, b. June 1, 1884. 

loth gen. Children of Walter S. and Mary S. McEzvan, (3008): 

3013 Catherine Millar McEwan, b. Oct. 21, 1903; d. Oct. 24, 1903. 

3014 Walter Stuart McEwan, b. Dec. 20, 1904. 

3015 Jane Blakeslee McEwan, b. April 19, 1907, Albany, N. Y. 

Children of Agnes L. and Charles S. Stedman, (3009): 

3016 Charles Sumner Stedman, Jr., b. April 9, 1902, Albany, N. Y. 

3017 Walter Stuart Stedman, b. March 20, 1904, Albany, N. Y. 

3018 Richard Lauder Stedman, b. July 9, 1907, Loudonville, N. Y. 

Children of Jessie E. and Henry H. Romer, (3010): 

3019 Alfred Romer, b. Aug. 9, 1906, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3020 Anne Stuart Romer, b. Sept. 5, 1909, Pleasantville, N. Y. 

988 LEMUEL POMEROY, {Lemuel, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Aug. 18, 1778, in Southampton, Mass.; m. (1) Nov. 4, 
1798, Olivia Brewster, b. Dec. 21, 1776, in Griswold, Conn., d. 









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Eltweed Pomeroy, 
Born July 4, 1585; 
Emigrant 1630; 
Died March. 1673. 

Medad Pomeroy. 
Bom Aug. 19, 1638; 
Died Dec. 30. 1716. 



(988) 

Ebenezer Pomeroy, 

Born May 30. 1669; 
Died Jan. 27, 1754. 



Maj-Gen. Seth Pomeroy, 
Born May 20, 1706; 
Died Feb. 19. 1777. 



Lemuel Pomeroy, 
Bom Sept. 24, 1738; 
Died Dec. 14. 1S19. 

Lemniel Pomeroy, 
Bom Auff. 18. 1778; 
Died Ausr. 25. 1849. 



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1799, dau. of Simon Brewster and Mehitable Belcher; he m. (2) 
June 2, 1800, Hart Lester of Griswold, b. March 4, 1781, d. Aug. 
3, 1852. He removed from Southampton to Chesterfield, thence 
to Pittsfield. Of the many strong men who have contributed to- 
ward giving Pittsfield the position which that city now holds, it 
has been suggested that Lemuel Pomeroy stands first in regard 
to the extent and important results of his exertions and influence, 
and the hearty good will with which they were bestowed; and it 
is conceded that no citizen did as much as he for the growth of 
the town in business, wealth, population, and educational facilities. 
It was in the fall of 1799 that he came to Pittsfield, fully versed 
ill the industry of iron-working, and purchased what was after- 
wards known as the Bement place, and in 1800 he purchased the 
homestead lot, extending from the east line of the Newton place 
on the west to the Kellogg place on the east, having a frontage 
of eighty rods on East street, and depth sufficient to make an area 
of eleven acres. Pomeroy's lane, which has now assumed the 
name of Pomeroy avenue was then laid out. On this thorough- 
fare he built a few cottages for his workmen, and on the comer 
of the lane and East street the workshop was erected. In this 
shop Mr. Pomeroy laid the foundation of his handsome fortune, 
for those primitive days. His business in general blacksmithing 
was extensive and varied, including the making of pleasure sleighs, 
plows, wagons, etc., complete for use. This shop was burned down 
in 1805, and although the loss was great, he at once built in its 
place a larger and more convenient structure, which was soon 
devoted almost exclusively to the manufacture of muskets, and 
became known as "The Old Musket Shop." 

Lemuel Pomeroy d. Aug. 25, 1849, and was laid at rest on the 
summit of Pitts Mound. A massive monument of white marble 
has been erected over his grave, and at intervals his wife, and the 
children and grandchildren, one by one, have been laid by his side. 

yth gen. Children by 2d wife: 

3021 Olivia Hart Pomeroy, b. May 13, 1801. + 

3022 Lemuel Pomeroy, b. April 15, 1803. + 

3023 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. Feb. 19, 1805. + 

3024 Parthenia Little Pomeroy, b. Nov. 3, 1806. + 

3025 Eunice Pomeroy, b. March 16, 1808. + 

3026 Harriet Pomeroy, b. Dec. 26, 1809. + 

3027 Emily Pomeroy, b. Nov. 13, 1811. + 

3028 Theodore Pomeroy, b. Sept. 2, 1813. + 

3029 George Pomeroy, b. July 15, 1815; d. June 3, 1831. 

3030 Robert Pomeroy. b. June 30, 1817. + 

3031 Edward Pomeroy, b. Sept. 13, 1820. + 

In 1808, Lemuel Pomeroy purchased the old James Jason Mills Gun Shop, the 
site where the Taconic Mill now stands, and extended the works to the manu- 
facture of muskets, for which he soon had contracts with several states, so that 
his product was 2,000 stand annually. Eight years later he obtained a contract 
with the United States Government calling for 2,000 stand annually. In addition 
to these contracts he averaged 200 muskets yearly for the general market. In 



I S^n^alflgg at tit? Pom^rn^ iFamtl^ 32B 

1823, he erected a brick building, 50 by 40 feet, and in 1828 added a trip-hammer 
shop of brick, the machinery being driven by the water-power since used by 
the Taconic mill. The muskets were finished at the shop on the corner of East 
street and Pomeroy avenue. 

In 1846, Mr. Pomeroy abandoned the manufacture of fire-arms, partly be- 
cause the Government had adopted the percussion musket, which would neces- 
sitate changes in his works to the amount of $30,000, and had placed the na- 
tional armory at Springfield (which had previously been operated by civilians), 
in charge of the War Department. He had recommended this action to the na- 
tional government, and the commissioners were astonished that he should sug- 
gest a course so detrimental to his personal pecuniary interests. In 1839, he 
purchased what was known as the Pomeroy mills, and became the owner of 
land nearly a mile in length on both sides of the Housatonic River, above and 
below the mills. 

Perhaps the greatest and most enduring of Mr. Pomeroy's public enter- 
prises was his success in prevailing upon the managernent of the Boston and 
Albany (Western) railroad to lay their tracks by a route which led through 
Pittsfield, and it is proper to say here that this result was due to his strenuous 
and untiring efforts, and to his liberality, determination, extended business and 
social influence, and the judicious use of all the powers at his command. This 
railroad, until the era of the Hoosac Tunnel, was the only direct means of rail- 
road communication between Massachusetts and the great west, or even between 
Pittsfield and the cities of Albany and Hudson. Mr. Pomeroy was a director of 
the Western Railroad from 1839 until his death; and director of the Agricultural 
Bank from 1825 to 1848. 

Another of the great services of Lemuel Pomeroy to the town of Pittsfield 
is in connection with the grounds now widely known as Maplewood. They had 
an area of about twenty acres, and were owned and occupied by the United 
States Government from 1812 to 1826 as a cantonment. In 1826 Congress or- 
dered the sale of all such land, and the site now known as Maplewood was sold 
to Mr. Pomeroy, who immediately built three large three-story brick buildings, 
the present Maplewood Chapel occupying the site of one which was burned. 
These buildings were devoted to educational purposes of a high order, the 
Berkshire Gymnasium, a school for young men, after the model of the European 
Gymnasia, being established here with such instructors as Prof. Chester Dewey, 
the Rev. Dr. Mark Hopkins, who afterward became president emeritus of Wil- 
liams College, and other distinguished educators. After Prof. Dewey resigned 
as the governing head of this institution, the grounds had a remarkable history 
as the seat of Maplewood Young Ladies' Institute. Today this group of build- 
ings bear evidence of the remarkable foresight of Lemuel Pomeroy. 

In his religion, Mr. Lemuel Pomeroy vvas an earnest Congregationalist, 
and took a leading part in the management of the affairs of the First parish, 
but during its technical division, between 1809 and 1817, he took his membership 
with the Union or Federal Parish, and contributed liberally to the building of 
its church. After the parish was reunited he purchased the Union meeting house 
and long tendered the use of it to the First parish for chapel meetings and other 
religious exercises in the town. In truth, he was a large-hearted and large- 
minded man, of commanding mien and dignified presence, and was for many 
years the most conspicuous figure on the streets and in the history of the town, 
and the hospitality of his home w^as princely. He was calm and tranquil in his 
style, with better control of the fiery earnestness of his nature than many of the 
Pomeroys, but seemed, like some of his ancestors, to h'ave been a natural born 
leader for good. He was a gentleman of the old school, and tall, erect and very 
graceful in person. 

About the beginning of the year 1848, Lemuel Pomeroy began to show signs 
of loss of vitality. A touching reference is made to this decline by his daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Dodge: "When in health, his attitude in prayer, like God's servants of 
old, was to stand before the altar and spread forth his hands, but when from 
weakness he could no longer worship in this posture he knelt. Frequently, from 
weakness, he was not able to rise after prayer had been offered, and it was a 
pathetic sight when his son and daughter gently raised him from his devotional 



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attitude. Day by day he became as a little child, ready for his heavenly in- 
heritance." 

989 GAMALIEL POMEROY, (Lemuel, Seth, Ebenezer. Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Feb. 15, 1780; m. (1) 1809, Mary Tyler, b. 1782, d. Nov. 
14, 1818; m. (2) May 25, 1820, Maria Danforth, b. April 6, 1792, d. 
Feb. 24, 1860, dau. of Jonathan Danforth and Saloame Noble; he 
d. May 12, 1856. 

ph gen. Children by ist wife: 

3032 Eunice Pomeroy, b. Nov. 2, 1810; m. 1832, Daniel W. Chapman 
of New York; they removed to Rochester, N. Y., where she d. in 
1878, s. p. 

3033 Betsey Coit Pomeroy, b. April 23, 1813. + 

3034 Mary Tyler Pomeroy, b. 1815; m. in 1850, William P. Dickin- 
son; she d. 1880, s. p. 

3035 Jonathan Law Pomeroy, b. Nov. 3, 1818. + 

Children by 2d wife: 

3036 Henrietta Maria Pomeroy, b. 1823; d. Oct. 29, 1864. 

3037 Frederick Pomeroy, b. 1826; d. 1828. 

3038 Harriet Pomeroy, b. 1830; d. Nov. 17, 1855. 

3039 Jane Pomeroy, (twin with Harriet), b. 1830; m. W. Leroy Ball 
of Holyoke, Mass. ; s. p. 

3040 Charles Danforth Pomeroy, b. March 7, 1832. + 

991 DR. THEODORE POMEROY, {Lemuel, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. March 14, 1785; gr. Yale 1808; m. (1) Jan. 3, 1815, 
Mary Fuller, b. July 26, 1796, d. Aug. 4, 1824, dau. of Dr. Thomas 
Fuller of Cooperstown, N. Y. ; he m. (2) in 1826, Cornelia Voor- 
hees, b. March 3, 1800, near New Brunswick, N. J., d. March 8, 
1893, at Utica, N. Y. ; she had just entered on her 94th year; dau. 
of Jacques Voorhees (of Dutch descent), and Dinah Stryker, [a 
descendant of Jan Stryker of Midevout, (Flushing), L. L, 1652]. 
The farm on which she was born has belonged to the family for 
200 years, and has been owned by a Jacques Voorhees through 
seven generations. Cornelia Voorhees Pomeroy was educated at 
Miss Hayes' private school in New Brunswick, x^fter her mar- 
riage, in 1826, she went to Utica, and for many years was one 
of the queens of Utica society. She was fond of entertaining 
her friends, and the receptions she gave at her home were among 
the most brilliant social events of those early days. She always 
insisted that her children should fulfill their social duties. Dr. 
Theodore Pomeroy d. at Utica, June 25, 1860. 
ph gen. Children by ist wife: 

3041 Dr. Thomas Fuller Pomeroy, b. May 11, 1816. + 

3042 Theodore Pomeroy, b. Jan. 11, 1820. + 

3043 Mary Fuller Pomeroy, b. Sept. 16, 1822. + 

Children by 2d marriage: 

3044 James Voorhees Pomeroy, b. April 12, 1828. + 



3045 Edward Aiken Pomeroy, b. Dec. 8, 1829; d. Aug. 15, 1854, in 
California. 

3046 John Williams Pomeroy, b. Jan. 1, 1832. + 

3047 Cornelia Voorhees Pomeroy, b. Sept. 17, 1834. + 

3048 LiEuT.-CoL. George Allen Pomeroy, b. Dec. 10, 1836. + 

992 HARRIET POMEROY, {Lemuel; Seth, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Dec. 23, 1787; m. Dec. 20, 1810, Dr. William Atwater 
of Westfield, Mass., b. Jan. 30, 1786; gr. Yale, 1807; d. Feb. 7, 
1833, son of Rev. Noah Atwater and Mrs. Rachel (Lyman) 
Mather, his wife; she d. Oct. 17, 1824. 
yth gen. Children, b. in Westfield, Mass.: 

3049 Lucy Atwater, b. Sept. 16, 1813; m. Oct. 28, 1842, Rev. William 
Walter Woodworth, D. D., by Iowa College, Andover Seminary; 
gr. Yale, Yale Divinity; b. Oct. 16, 1813, in Cromwell, Conn., 
son of Walter and Mary (Sage) Woodworth; he was pastor of 
the Congregational Church at Waterbury, Conn., Olivet and Ply- 
mouth, Mass., Mansfield, Ohio, and other places; she d. July 4, 
1844. + 

3050 William Lyman Atwater, b. Aug. 15, 1815; d. Jan. 1, 1819. 

3051 Charles Atwater, b. Jan. 9, 1818; d. April 2, 1830. 

3052 William Lyman Atwater, b. March 3, 1820; m. Dec. 7, 1847, 
Isabella Ann McWilliams, b. Aug. 14, 1826, in Middletown, N. Y., 
d. March 8, 1905, dau. of Andrew and Mary (Jagger) McWil- 
liams; he d. Jan. 15, 1903, at Stockbridge, Mass. + 

3053 Harriet Pomeroy Atwater, b. Nov. 26, 1822; m. Jan. 13, 1864, 
George Washington Campbell, b. July 4, 1804, d. Feb. 13, 1880, 
son of David and Lucy (Laughlin) Campbell. Res., Pittsfield, 
Mass. + 

3054 John Atwater, b. Oct. 11, 1824; d. Nov. 2, 1874; unm. 

8th gen. Child of Lucy and William W. Woodworth, (j04p): 

3055 William Atwater Woodworth, b. July 3, 1844; Yale, 1865; Al- 
bany Law School, LL.B. ; m. Elizabeth WilHs of White Plains, N. 
Y. ; she d. March 6, 1909. + 

Children of William L. and Isabella A. Atwater, (3052): 

3056 James Fowler Atwater, b. Oct. 22, 1848, Yonkers, N. Y.; book- 
keeper; m. Feb. 13, 1880, Janet Murray, dau. of Thomas Mur- 
ray. + ^ 

3057 William Lyman Atwater, b. Sept. 6, 1851, in Yonkers, N. Y.; 
d. Sept. 1, 1854. 

3058 Charles Atwater, b. July 10, 1854; m. June 2, 1888, Alice Maud 
Allen, b. in St. Louis, Mo., dau. of Thomas and Ann Russell 
Allen; he d. May 1, 1898, in London, England; she m. (2) Sept. 
27, 1899, Louis Lombard. Res., Chateau di Trevano, Lugano, 
Switzerland. + 

3059 Lucy Atwater, b. Oct. 26, 1857, in Yonkers, N. Y.; m. Oct. 6, 
1885, Dr. Matthew D. Field, b. July 19, 1853, in Nashville, Tenn., 
d. March 8, 1895, son of Matthew D. and Clarissa Laflin Field. 
Res., Stockbridge, Mass. + 



331 §>ixliT (ggttgratton - Mehnh 

3060 Harriet Pomeroy Atwater, b. May 26, 1860, New York Citv d 
March 3, 1871. ^ ' ' 

3061 Isabella L. Atwater, b. Nov. 5, 1862, in New York Citv d 
Nov. 20, 1880. ^ ' ■ 

3062 Kath.\rine C. Atwater, b. Aug. 14, 1865, in New York City. 

Children of Harriet P. and George IV,. Campbell, (3053): 

3063 Elizabeth Campbell, b. Jan. 7, 1865, in Pittsfield, Mass. 

3064 Grace Campbell, b. Oct. 18, 1866, in Pittsfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 
5, 1892, Theodore Langdon Van Norden, son of Warner Van 
Norden (banker and President of the Van Norden Trust Com- 
pany) and Martha Phillips. 

9th gen. Child of William A. and Elizabeth Woodworth (3055)- 

3065 Amy Willis Woodworth, b. in 1875. 

Children of James F. and Janet Atwater, b. N. Y, City, (3056): 

3066 William Lyman Atwater, b. Jan. 31, 1881. 

3067 Janet Isabella Atwater, b. Oct. 23, 1883. 

3068 George Campbell Atwater, b. Aug., 1885. 

Children of Charles a7id Alice M. Atwater, b. Pittsfield Mass 
(305S): 

3069 Allen Russell Atwater, b. 1889. 

3070 William Br.'vdford Atwater, b. 1891. 

3071 Alice Lorn a Atwater, b. 1893. 

3072 Judith Pomeroy Atwater, b. 1896. 

Children of Lucy and Dr. Matthew D. Field, b. in N. Y. City, 
(3059): 

3073 Katharine Eldridge Field, b. July 11, 1886; d. Feb. 11, 1892 

3074 Henry Martyn Field, b. March 5, 1888; d. July 19, 1888. 

3075 Frances Dwight Field, b. and d. 1889. 

3076 Elizabeth Campbell Field, b. Sept. 21, 1891. 

3077 Rachel Lyman Field, b. Sept. 20, 1894.' 

1203 HANNAH POMEROY, {Asahel, Seth, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed) , 
bp. Feb. 8, 1795, in Northampton; m. (1) Jan. 13, 1813, Robert 
O. Edwards, b. Sept. 4, 1776, d. Jan. 4, 1823, in Charleston, S. C, 
of yellow fever, son of Timothy and Rhoda (Ogden) Edwards; 
she m. (2) Hon. John Tappan ; in 1843, John Tappan represented 
the United States Government at the International Peace Conven- 
tion in London; he d. in Boston; she d. Jan. 4, 1867. 

7th gen. Child: 

3078 Pomeroy Edwards, b. 1822; d. about 1850, in Oregon; unm. 

1204 PLINY POMEROY, (Pliny, Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltzveed), 
b. Sept. 17, 1758; m. Mehitable Strong, b. 1760, d. Feb. 6, 1805, 

■ at St. Albans, Vt., dau. of Rev. Thomas Strong of New Marl- 
borough, Mass. ; he d. Feb. 27, 1798, at Northampton. 
7th gen. Children: 

3079 William Pomeroy, b. July 29, 1784. 

3080 Pliny Pomeroy, b. Dec. 22, 1786. + 



C5?n^al05U of tljp ^nm^rog iFamtlg 332 

3081 Elizabeth Barnard Pomeroy, b. Alarch 22, 1788. + 

3082 Mary (Polly) Pomeroy, b. April 3, 1789; m. Henry R. Sheldon. 

3083 George Pomeroy, b. Nov. 16, 1793; m. Jane Brower; he was a 
merchant in New York City, where he d. Jan. 26, 1849. 

3084 Almira Maria Pomeroy, b. March 13, 1797; m. Noah B. Wells; 
she d. Sept. 20, 1819, in St. Albans, Vt. 

1205 GAIUS POMEROY, (Pliny, Daniel, Ehenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. July 11, 1760; m. Aug. 14, 1783, Elizabeth Root Clark, dau. of 
William Clark and Sarah Root; she d. at the age of 62; he d. Nov. 
22, 1824. 

yth gen. Children: 

3085 Elizabeth Pomeroy, b. June 14, 1784. + 

3086 Elihu Pomeroy, b. June 21, 1787. + 

3087 AcHSAH Pomeroy, b. Feb. 8, 1792. + 

3088 Gaius Pomeroy, b. May 15, 1796; d. in Pittsfield, Mass., Aug. 
7, 1828. 

3089 Electa Pomeroy, b. Sept. 15, 1801. + 

1207 MARY POMEROY, {Pliny, Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. April 16, 1764; m. Dec. 13, 1781, Elihu Wright. 
7/A gen. Child: 

3090 Polly Wright, b. Oct. 11, 1782; m. Mr. Magrath, who d. soon; 
she lived, a widow, in Springfield, Mass., in 1856. 

1213 CHARLOTTE POMEROY, {Pliny, Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad. 
Eltweed), b. 1783; m. Feb. 1, 1802, Titus Rust, bp. Oct. 17, 1779, 
son of Elijah Rust and Mariam Strong; he was a tanner in 
Pompey, N. Y. ; she d. there ; he d. in BerHn, Conn. 
^th gen. Children: 

3091 Daniel Rust, b. in Easthampton, Mass.; m. Miss Parsons, dau. 
of Edward Parsons. 

3092 Clarissa Rust, m. Rev. Obadiah Beardsley of Albion, N. Y. 

3093 Pliny Rust, a farmer at Southampton, Mass.; m. and had children. 

1215 SOPHIA POMEROY, {Daniel, Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), bp. May 12, 1765; m. 1790, Pliny Moseley, (Abigail, his 
first wife, d. June 28, 1788; she was the mother of Hon. Daniel 
Moseley, Circuit Judge and Vice-Chancellor of the Seventh Judi- 
cial District of the State of New York). 
yth gen. Children: 

3094 Sybil Moseley, b. Sept. 14, 1792, at Westfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 
11, 1819, Rev. Hiram Bingham, b. Oct. 30, 1789, at Bennington, 
Vt. ; gr. Middlebury College, 1816, and Andover Theological Sem- 
inary, 1819, son of Dea. Calvin and Lydia Denton Bingham. Rev. 
Hiram Bingham was ordained as a missionary Sept. 28, 1819, and 
was one of the first missionaries to the Sandwich Islands. In Feb., 
1841, Mr. and Mrs. Bingham returned to the United States, and 
Mrs. Bingham d. Feb. 27, 1848, in Easthampton; he m. (2) Aug. 



'^r, 



} tjf 



24, 1852, Naomi Emma Morse, b. June 13, 1802, principal of the 
. York Square Seminary, New Haven, Conn.; he d. in New Haven 
1867. + ' 

3095 Sophia Moseley, m. Rev. Ralph Cushman. + 

3096 Lucy Moseley, m. Charles Whiting. + 

3097 Abby Moseley; unm. 

3098 Annie Moseley. 

8th gen. Children of Sybil and Rev. Hiram Bingham, (3094): 

3099 Sophia Moseley Bingham, b. Nov. 9, 1820, at Honolulu, Oahu; 
m. April 22, 1839, William A. Moseley, who d. in Chicago, April 
6, 1887. 

3100 Levi Parsons Bingham, b. Dec. 31, 1822; d. Jan. 6, 1823, at 
Honolulu. 

3101 Jeremiah Evarts Bingham, b. March 11, 1824; d. June 11, 1825, 
at Honolulu. 

3102 Lucy Whiting Bingham, b. Oct. 26, 1826, at Kailua, Hawaii; m. 
Feb. 18, 1852, Rev. Charles O. Reynolds; d. April 6, 1890 

3103 Elizabeth Bingham, b. March 8, 1829, at Honolulu; d. there 
• Nov. 27, 1899. 

3104 Rev. Hiram- Bingham, b. Aug. 16, 1831, at Honolulu; gr. Yale, 
1853, and Andover Theological Seminary; ordained as evangelist, 
1856; m. Nov. 17, 1856, Minerva Clarissa Brewster of Northamp- 
ton; went as missionaries to Sandwich Islands. 4- 

3105 Lydia Denton Bingham, b. Dec. 25, 1834, at Honolulu; edu- 
cated at Williston Female Seminary and York Square Ladies' Sem- 
inary; she was teacher at the Delaware Literarv Institute, Frank- 
lin, N. Y.; m. Oct. 13, 1873, Rev. Titus Coan, b. Feb. 1, 1801, d. 
Dec. 1, 1882; s. p. 

Children of Sophia and Rev. Ralph Cushman,. (309 5): 

3106 Sophia Cushman, m. Dr. Turner. 

3107 Maria Cushman, m. Dr. Wilkie. 

3108 Harriet Cushman, m. Rev. Joseph McGiffert, D.D., of Ashta- 
bula, Ohio. 

Children of Lucy and Charles Whiting, (sog6): 

3109 Charles Whiting, m, 

3110 Lucy Whiting, unm. 

3111 Caroline Whiting, d. in girlhood. 

3112 Ralph Whiting, lived at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

3113 George Whiting. 

9th gen. Child of Rev. Hiram and Minerva C. Bingham, (3104): 

3114 Hiram Bingham, b. Nov. 19, 1875; gr. Yale, 1898; m. Nov. 20, 
1900, Alfreda Mitchell, dau. of Alfred Mitchell and Annie Tiffany. 

1216 RALPH MOSELEY POMEROY, {Daniel, Daniel, Ebenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), bp. Feb. 22, 1767; m. Lydia Abel, b. Jan. 4, 1769, 
at Benmngton, Vt., dau. of Thomas Abel and Eunice Griswold; she 
d. m Buffalo, N. Y. ; he d. there in 1860. The appended quitclaim 
would indicate that Ralph Moseley Pomeroy m. twice: 



"Ralph Moseley Pomeroy of Bennington, county of Bennington, 
Vermont, sells to Erastus L\Tnan of Northampton, part of the 
homestead owned formerly by Elisha Cook, in Northampton, for 
$200, and I, Dorothy Pomeroy, wife of the said Ralph M., for 
- the consideration of SI. 00 pd. by Erastus Lyman, do release right 
to dower in the same. 

"Oct. 6, 1796." 

yth gen. Children: 

3115 Thomas Abel Pomeroy, b. about 1790; lost at sea; unm. 

3116 Minerva Lydia Pomeroy, b. 1792; m. Stephen Champlin, Captain 
in the United States Navy, b. Nov. 7, 1789. in South Kensington, 
R. I. ; resided in Buffalo, N. Y. ; she d. in 1859. 

3117 Robert Pomeroy, (perhaps son of second wife, Dorothy), b. May 
4, 1794. + 

1218 HON. DANIEL POMEROY, (Daniel, Daniel, Ebeneser, Me- 
dad, Eltzvecd), bp . Oct. 13, 1771; m. Feb. 11, 1794, Charlotte 
Rhodes, b. Oct. 14, 1774, d. Oct. 29, 1815; he d. April 7, 1845. 
Resided in Brandon, Vt.; he was a fuller and clothier; subscribed 
$1350 for building the first meeting house in Brandon. He repre- 
sented the town in the General Assembly, 1823-1826. 
yth gen. Children: 

3118 AzuBAH Pomeroy, b. May 17, 1796; d. Feb. 2, 1819. 

3119 Leonard Pomeroy, b. Sept. 1, 1797; d. Aug. 7, 1798. 

3120 Daniel Pomeroy, b. I^Iarch 19, 1799, in Brandon, Vt. + 

3121 Rev. Charles Pomeroy, b. March 28, 1801. + 

3122 Ralph Pomeroy, b. Feb. 22, 1803. + 

3123 William Pomeroy, b. Oct. 3, 1805. + 

3124 Charlotte Pomeroy, b. April 29, 1808. + 

3125 Paris Rhodes Pomeroy, b. Nov. 6, 1810. + 

3126 Sybil S. Pomeroy, b. June 3, 1813; d. March 6, 1814. 

1253 REV. FRANCIS POMEROY, {Timothy, Daniel, Ehenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), b. June 7, 1767; m. Mrs. Potter. He was a Pres- 
byterian clergyman", and the first pastor of the Presbyterian church 
at Lyons, N. Y., constituted June 29, 1814, and regularly dis-. 
missed Feb. 1, 1825; he d. in Lyons. 
ph gen. Child: 

3127 Phebe Pomeroy, b 

1256 ANNA POMEROY, (Timothy, Daniel, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Feb. 14, 1773; m. Nov. 15, 1791, EH Clark, b. 1765, 
d. at Skaneateles, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1835, son of Elijah Clark and 
Mary Sheldon; she d. Jan. 20, 1860. 
Jth gen. Children: 

3128 Elijah Clark, b. 1792; m.; d. 1882, at Marshall. Mich. + 

3129 Foster Clark, b. March 8, 1795; m. April 13, 1820, Sarah A. 
Botsford; she d. Aug. 17, 1897; he d. Aug. 29, 1882. + 

3130 Ashley Clark, b. 1798; m. Harriet Webster. + 



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^^ 



335 Sixtlj ®?n^rattfltt - Mthdh 

3131 Theodore Clark, b. Jan., 1800; m. Frances Olmsted of Rochester, 
. N. Y. ; he d. in LeRov, + 

3132 Mary Ann Clark, b. 1802; m. Edmund Bottsford. + 

3133 Eliza Clark, b. 1805 ; m, Thomas Stevens ; d. 1850. + 

3134 Clarice Clark, b. 1807; m. Sjdvester Howard; d. 1888, in Lac- 
lede, Mo. + 

3135 LoviSA Clark, b. July, 1810; m. Rev. Lemuel Munn; d. 1842, in 
the Sandwich Islands, where they were missionaries. 

3136 Julia Clark, b. July 8, 1815; m. William D. Munn; d. 1858. Re- 
sided in Clyde, N. Y. 4- 

yth gen. Child of Elijah Clark and wife, (^128): 

3137 George Clark, resided in Albion, Mich. 

Child of Foster and Sarah A. Clark, (ji2p): 

3138 William Eli Clark, b. May IS, 1821; m. May 8, 1845, Marl 
Smith, dau. of Benoni Smith. *^ 

Child of Ashley and Harriet Clark, (3130): 

3139 Howard Clark, lived in Elbridge, N. Y. 

Child of Theodore and Frances Clark, (3 131): 

3140 John M. Clark, lived in Lockport, N. Y. 

Child of Mary Ann and Edmund Bottsford, (3132): 

3141 Rev. Alfred Pomeroy Bottsford, lived in Wyonah, N. J. 

Child of Eliza and Thomas Stevens, (3133): 

3142 Thatcher Stevens, lived in Jordan, N. Y. 

Child of Clarice and Sylvester Howard, (3134): 

3143 Benjamin Howard, lived in Laclede, Mo. 

Children of Julia and William D. Munn, (3136): 

3144 Charles ^Iunn, lived in Janesville, N. Y. 
3144.1 Frank Munn, telegraph operator, Clyde, N. Y. 

1258 SUSANNAH POMEROY, {Timothy, Daniel, Ehenezer, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. 1777; m. (1) Rev. William Lusk; m. (2) Rev. Tim- 
othy Field. 

/"th gen. Children by ist marriage: 

3145 Rev. Walter Lusk, lived at Williamsburg, Mass, 

3146 Simon Lusk, lived at Lisle, Chenango county, N. Y. 

3147 Franklin Lusk, lived and d. at Binghamton, N. Y. 

Children by 2d marriage: 

3148 Loreno Field, b. Aug. 19, 1815 ; lived at Putney, Wyndham coun- 
ty, Vt. 

3149 Lorenzo Field, (twin with Loreno), b. Aug. 19, 1815; m. (1) 
Juliette Reed; she d. May 21, 1865, aged 39 years; he m. (2) 
Sarah Rudd, b. Aug. 19, 1815. + 

3150 William Field, resided at Westminster, Vt. 

8th gen. Child of Lorenzo and Juliette Field, (314P): 

3151 Sarah A. Field, b. 1847; m. 1876, Edward O. Blanchard; resided 
in Boston, Mass. ' 



1259 THANKFUL POAIEROY, (Timothy, Daniel. Eheneser, Medad, 
Eltweed), b. April 25, 1779; m. Winston Day, b. 1767; d. Sept. 
11, 1831. 

ph gen. Children: 

3152 Cornelia Day. 

3153 Ann Ashley Day, b. Feb. 18, 1815; m. June 25, 1834, Edward 
Augustus Deming, b. March 13, 1805, at Berlin, Conn. ; d. Nov. 
19, 1886, son of Seth Deming; she d. March 9, 1846. + 

3154 Richard Day. 3155 James Day. 

8th gen. Children of Ann A. and Edward A. Deming, (3153): 

3156 Maria Sophia Deming, b. Feb. 10, 1836; d. Oct. 2, 1836. 

3157 Cornelia Maria Deming, b. March 22, 1838; m. (1) Oct. 10, 
1861, Rush Benjamin Whitmore; she m. (2) April 30, 1891, Hor- 
ace D. Stowe. Res., Berlin, Conn. 

3158 Laura Sophia Deming. b. May, 1840; d. Dec. 29, 1845. 

3159 James Pomeroy Deming, b. June 20, 1844; d. June 10, 1846. 

1278 NANCY POMEROY, {William, Daniel, Eheneser, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. April 11, 1780, Northampton; m. Dec. 1, 1801, William 
Bolter, b. Feb. 11, 1767; she d. April 28, 1848. 
fth gen. Children, b. Northampton, Mass.: 

3160 Eleanor Bolter, b. March 25, 1804; d. April 28, 1807, North- 
ampton. 

3161 William Bolter, b. July 24, 1806. 

3162 Clarissa Bolter, b. Jan. 9, 1809; m. May 25, 1831, Andrew S. 
Purdy; she d. Feb. 22, 1890. Res., Ovid, N. Y. + 

3163 Alfred Bolter, M.D., b. July 4, 1811; at the age of 19 years he 
entered the Academy at Ovid, N. Y. ; after three years of study 
and teaching, he commenced to study medicine and graduated 
from the Geneva Medical Institute, about 1838; m. Elizabeth Coan; 
he practiced medicine at Ovid, his place of residence, over forty 
years; entered with enthusiasm into the great temperance reform, 
and became an eloquent and successful public speaker; he was 
trustee of the Ovid Academy; member of the Geneva Medical 
School, superintendent of the Sabbath School for twenty years, 
and was universally esteemed for his wisdom and integrity; he d. 
July 12, 1880, at Ovid, N. Y. Res., Ovid. + 

3164 James Bolter, b. June 27, 1815; m. Feb. 11, 1846, Mary Stone 
Bartholomew, b. July 7, 1820, d. July 26, 1898, dau. of Roswell 
Bartholomew, and Sally Johnston Stone ; he d. Sept. 20, 1900. 
Banker. Res., Hartford, Conn. + 

8th gen. Children of Clarissa and Andrew S. Purdy, (3162):. 

3165 James Purdy. 3169 Daniel Purdy. 

3166 Nancy Purdy. 3170 Ellen Purdy. 

3167 William Purdy. 3171 Edward Purdy. 

3168 Mary Purdy. 



33Z Stxtli (grtu^raluitt - i&thnh 

Children of Dr. Alfred and Elhabeth Bolter, (316s): 
3172 Sara Bolter. • 3173 William Bolter. 

Children of James and Mary S. Bolter, b. Hartford, Conn., 
(3164): 

3174 James Pomeroy Bolter, b. Aug. 16, 1847; m. Sept. 20, 1871, 
Ellen A. Brown. 

3175 Alice Elizabeth Bolter, b. July 16, 1851. 

3176 Mary Clar.\ Bolter, b. April 16, 1854; m. April 8, 1875, John 
W. Gray. 

1281 HENRY POMEROY, {William, Daniel, Ehenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), bp. !March 26, 1786; m. Sarah Pomeroy, dau. of Simeon 
Pomeroy; he d. Aug. 31, 1877, at Salem, Mich. He was a veteran 
of the war of 1812. 
7th gen. Children: 

3177 Lewis Pomeroy. 3179 Thomas Pomeroy. 

3178 Abigail Pomeroy. 

1283 JAMES POMEROY, (William, Daniel, Ebene::er, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Nov. 4, 1790, in Northampton; m. Dec. 11, 1811, Sally 
Lyon, b. Jan. 19, 1791, d. Sept., 1850, at Cazenovia, N. Y., dau. 
of Jesse E. and Lucy (Ransom) Lyon; he d. in 1869. Res., 
Cazenovia, N. Y. 

7th gen. Children: 

3180 Austin Lyon Pomeroy, b. about 1812. + 

3181 Nancy Pomeroy, m. Samuel T. Jeffrey of Syracuse, N. Y. 

3182 William Pomeroy, b. 1814. + 

3183 Frederick Benjamin Pomeroy, b. 1816. + 

3184 Hubbard Pomeroy. + . V . 

3185 Charles Pomeroy, b. Jan. 9, 1823. + 

3186 Eliza Ellen Pomeroy, m. Eli N. Ransom of Perryville, N. Y. 

1284 COL. THOMAS POMEROY, {William, Daniel, Ebenezer, Me- 
dad, Eltweed), b. Dec. 2, 1792, in Northampton; m. (1) Sept. 27, 
1820, Naomi Wright; m. (2) Sarah Parsons; he d. in 1880. Res., 
Florence, Mass. 

7th gen. Child: 

3187 Thomas Wright Pomeroy, b. 1827. + 

1286 DANIEL P0:MER0Y, {William, Daniel, Ebenezer, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. March 28, 1798, in Northampton; m. Sept. 14, 1824, 
Malah Blake, b. Feb. 8, 1799, in Springfield, Mass.; he went to 
Longmeadow in 1810, and later to Lenox, where he learned the 
cabinet making trade; after passing some years in Springfield, 
where he m., and Ovid, N. Y., he moved to Salem, Mich., and 
in 1873, settled at Northville. 

Jth gen. Children, b. Ovid, N. Y ., except Alfred: 

3188 Son Pomeroy, b. Aug. 3, 1825 ; d. Aug. 23, 1825. 

3189 Eleanor Pomeroy, b. Sept. 10, 1828. + 



3190 George Blake Pomeroy, b. July 5, 1831. + 

3191 Augustus Pomeroy, b. Aug. 22, 1836. + 

3192 Mary N. Pomeroy, b. Aug. 8, 1838. + 

3193 Alfred Blake Pomeroy, b. May 27, 1844. + 

1346 MEDAD POMEROY, (Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Oct. 18, 1758, in Suffield, Conn.; m, March 28, 1790, Elizabeth 
Morrell, dau. of Hugh Morrell, (a merchant of Boston, Mass., 
who had purchased 900 acres of land near where the city of 
Springfield now stands, and d. there at the age of 104 years). 
Medad, shortly after his marriage, bought a farm near the town 
of Ashford, Mass.; in 1815, he moved with his family to Erie 
county, Pa., and settled in the vicinity of Albion, which was then 
a vast wilderness. He was a soldier of the Revolution, having 
enlisted at the age of 16, serving under General Pomeroy in and 
about Boston, and with Gen. Gates on the Delaware Bay. He 
also served in Lieut-Col. Samuel Canfield's regiment, and was m 
three general engagements, including Germantown and Stony Point, 
and several skirmishes; he received seven wounds, and when he 
recovered from his injuries in the hospital he was appomted 
Wagon-master, holding that position until he was discharged, in 
1781. He lived to the age of 97 years. 
yth gen. Children, b. in Ashford, Mass.: 

3194 Nathaniel Pomeroy. + 3200 George Pomeroy. + 

3195 Isaac Pomeroy. + 3201 Major James Pomeroy. + 

3196 Uri Pomeroy. 3202 Harry Pomeroy. + 

3197 Eunice Pomeroy. + 3203 Lyman Pomeroy. 

3198 Sarah Pomeroy. + 3204 Capt. John Pomeroy. + 

3199 Anna Pomeroy. + 

3205 Elizabeth Pomeroy, m. Noah Ball. 

1348 PHEBUS POMEROY, {Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. in Suffield, Conn., Jan. 6, 1762; m. Oct. 26, 1792, Caro- 
line Pepper of West Springfield; he d. June, 1833. 
yth gen. Children: 

3206 Moses P^JMeroy. 3209 Phebe Pomeroy. 

3207 jARVis Pomeroy. 3210 Caroline Pomeroy. 

3208 Alpheus Pomeroy. + 

1349 SYLVANUS POMEROY, {Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Bit- 
weed), b. June 3, 1765, in Suffield; m. (1) Mercy Bebee; m, (2) 
Emma Higgins, b. in 1773, d. Dec. 6, 1799. 
yth gen. Children by ist wife: 

3211 Wealthy Pomeroy, b. Sept. 3, 1788. 

3212 Clarissa Pomeroy, b. April 27, 1790. 

3213 Sophia Pomeroy, b. Oct. 16, 1792. 

3214 Sarah Pomeroy, b. Feb., 1794. 

3215 Tryphena Pomeroy, b. March 7, 1795. 



330 ^xtl| C^^m^rattrm - fH^bab 

Child by 2d wife: 

3216 Sylvanus Pomeroy, b. May 10, 1799. + 

1350 DAVID POMEROY, (Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. March 28, 1767, in Suffield; m. Polly Chamberlain; he d. in 
Canandagua, N. Y. 
7th gen. Children: 

3217 Theodore Pomeroy, lived in Farmington, N. Y. 

3218 Aaron Pomeroy, b. Aug. 1, 1793, in Northampton, Mass. + 

3219 Cyreno Pomeroy. 

1353 MOSES PO?^IEROY, {Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Oct. 2, 1773, in Suffield; m. Susan Bailey. Resided in New- 
Haven, Conn., where he d. Dec. 16, 1846. 

yth gen. Children: 

3220 Harriet Pomeroy. + 

3221 Nancy Pomeroy, m. James Grant of Westfield, Mass. 

3222 Medad Pomeroy, m. April 29, 1829, Mary Ann Meigs, b. Sept. 21, 
1809; settled in Lenox, Mass., and d. there; she m. (2) Eben 
Evarts. ^ 

3223 Moses A. Pomeroy. 3224 Asahel Pomeroy. 

3225 Justin Pomeroy, b. Feb. 22, 1818. + 

3226 CuRTiss Pomeroy, b. about 1820; m. Nov. 24, 1842, Mary Jackson. 

3227 Mary Pomeroy. 

3228 Hannah Pomeroy, m. Chester Rockwell; settled in Peru, Berk- 
shire county, Mass. 

3229 Susan Jane Pomeroy. 

1354 JERUSHA pomeroy, {Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. Feb. 5, 1776, in Suffield, Conn.; m. July 9, 1795, Thomas 
Spring, (Thomas, Ephraigm, John, John, John), b. Oct. 15, 1765, 
in Granby (Simsbury), Conn. He took his young wife to his 
house, which he had built in Granby, and they lived there fifty- 
three years, both dying there, he Jan. 6, 1849, and she Dec, 19, 
1849. Both were buried in the family grave-yard, selected and 
prepared by himself. He was a man of strong character and 
business enterprise. 

yth gen. Children, b. in Granby, Conn.: 

3230 Aurora Spring, b. May 29, 1796; m. (1) Jan. 29, 1818, Josiah 
Searles, b. July 6, 1793, d. June 5, 1828, son of Elijah Searles 
and Thankful Austin ; she m. (2) Dec. 7, 1845, Alanson Holcomb, 
who d. June 5, 1862, ae. 84; she d. Oct. 16, 1880. + 

3231 Thomas Spring, b. May 13, 1798; m. Feb. 4, 1824, Candace Hol- 
comb, (Ebenezer, Peter, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Thomas), b. June 
20, 1804; he d. June 5, 1868, at Bristol, Conn.; she d. Jan. 25, 
1869, at Bristol, Conn. + 

3232 jERUSHA Spring, b. March 23, 1800; d. March 26, 1800. 

3233 jERusHA Spring, b. March 14, 1801 ; m. Jan. 9, 1822, James Moore 
Dibble, b. June 6, 1800, d. Aug. 8, 1838, son of Dan Dibble and 
Urania Moore; she d. Oct. 27, 1844. + 



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3234 Maria Spring, b. June 14, 1803 ; d. Jan. 7, 1804. 

3235 Maria Spring, b. Nov. 29, 1804; m. Nov. 16, 1826, Riley Dibble, 
b. July 7, 1802, d. March 21, 1885, son of Dan Dibble and Urania 
Moore; she d. Aug. 23, 1893. + 

3236 Albert Spring, b. Sept. 13, 1807; d. Sept. 13, 1813. 

3237 George Spring, b. Feb. 20, 1810; m. Nov. 10, 1835, Mahala Hol- 
comb, b. May 27, 1811, d. jMay 3, 1895, dau. of Jabish and Sophia 
Holcomb; he d. June 12, 1883. + 

3238 Roxanna Spring, b. Aug. 8. 1812; m. May 21, 1850, Seth Gil- 
lett, b. July 22, 1809, d. Feb. 14, 1892, son of Rodolphus Gillett 
and Eunice Cushman: she d. Sept. 17, 1892. 

3239 Albert Spring, b. June 9, 1816; d. Oct. 10, 1850, in Sacramento, 
Cal. ; unm. 

8th gen. Children of Aurora and Josiah Searles, (32^0): 

3240 Emeline Thankful Searle, b. Dec. 8, 1818; m. Oct. 9, 1838, 
Chauncey Trask, b. May 8, 1814; she d. Aug. 27, 1840. 

3241 Solomon Spring Searle, b. April 30, 1821 ; d. Sept. 2, 1825. 

3242 Caroline Aurora Searle, b. March 2, 1826; m. May 22, 1844, 
Joseph Arnold, Jr., b. Sept. 16, 1824; she m. (2) Dec. 25, 1850, 
William Stevens, b. Sept. 9, 1819, d. April 5, 1883. 

Children of Thomas and Candace Spring, (3231): 

3243 Jerusha Candace Spring, b. Nov. 13, 1824; d. Sept. 5, 1847. 

3244 Solomon Croswell Spring, b. Jan. 29, 1826; m. May 5, 1852, 
Marcia I. Cowell, b. April 26, 1830, d. April 9, 1883; he m. (2) 
Dec. 4, 1884, Catherine E. Gillett, b. Oct. 14, 1838; he d. May 

< 16, 1906; she d. June 30, 1911. 

3245 Henry Sampson Spring, b. Sept. 26, 1827; m. April 11, 1855, 
Aurelia Spring, dau. of Milo Spring; he d. Oct. 11, 1862, at Can- 
ton, Conn. ; buried there. 

3246 Edna Jane Spring, b. Oct. 29, 1829; m. Nov. 24, 1850, Warren 
S. Frost, b. Jan. 19, 1827, d. April 20, 1899; she d. Sept. 20, 1896. 

3247 Charles Thomas Spring, b. Sept. 13, 1831 ; m. Sept. 18, 1865, 
Anna Smith, b. 1845; he d. June 15, 1907. Res., Bristol, Conn. 

3248 Nancy Ann Spring, b. Oct. 21, 1833; m. Nov. 6, 1855, Alonzo 
Bentley, b. Aug. 5, 1828, d. April 13, 1870; she d. April 7, 1908. 

3249 Emma Eliza Spring, b. Sept. 8, 1835; Willistori Seminary, East- 
hampton, Mass., 1858; m. Nov. 30, 1858, Miron Case Brockett, 
(Levi, Isaac, Isaac, Samuel, John, John), b. March 3, 1831, in 
Simsbury, Conn., d. Dec. 2, 1879. Res., Bristol, Conn. + 

3250 James Andrew Spring, b. March 16, 1838; m. Dec. 6, 1865, 
Julia Parsons, b. April 26, 1845; soldier of the Civil War, with Co. 
E, 16th Conn. Vol. Inf. ; d. Jan. 4, 1866. 

3251 Edward Spring, b. (twin) Feb. 29, 1840; soldier of the Civil 
War; m. (1) Orva Hand; m. (2) Jan. 1, 1868, Augusta Jennings, 
of Southport, Conn., d. Nov. 21, 1910. 

3252 Edwin Spring, b. (twin) Feb. 29, 1840; m. Nov. 7, 1866, Lucy 
Brockett, dau. of Levi Brockett and Lydia Case; he d. Feb. 28, 
1905. 



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3253 George Atwell Spring, b. May 11, 1843; m. Sept. 28, 1864, 
Louise R. Wilkinson, b. Alarch 10, 1846. 

Children of Jeriisha and James M. Dibble, (3233): 

3254 James Spring Dibble, b. and d. Feb., 1832. 

3255 Charles Gillette Dibble, (adopted), b. Oct. 1, 1831; d. Nov. 
23, 1832. 

Children of Maria and Riley Dibble, (3235): 

3256 Riley Seymour Dibble, b. Oct. 20, 1829; m. March 14, 1849, 
Cornelia Stevens, dau. of Justus and Martha Stevens; he d. March 
12, 1856, in St. Paul, Minn. 

3257 James Thomas Dibble, b. Oct. 3, 1837; d. Dec. 29, 1838. 

Children of George and Mahala Spring, (323J): 

3258 Cordelia Elmina Spring, b. Nov. 17, 1836; m. Dec. 9, 1857,. Ed- 
ward A. Steer, b. May 20, 1820, d. Nov. 17, 1889, son' of Abel 
and Alma Steer. 

3259 Amanda Louise Spring, b. 1841 ; d. 1844. 

3260 Monroe George Spring, b. May 22, 1845; m. May 3, 1871, Anna 
Phillips, b. Dec. 28, 1851. 

3261 Thomas Madison Spring, b. Feb. 20, 1847; m. June 9, 1869, Nora 
Renick, who d. Aug. 7, 1873; m. (2) Nov. 12, 1874, Laura Brandt, 
b. Nov. 12, 1854, d. May 3, 1886; he d. Dec. 21, 1888. 

3262 Lewis Cass Spring, b. Jan. 21, 1851; m. April 24, 1872, Flora 
Griffin, b. Jan. 29, 1852, dau. of Homer and Susan Griffin. 

3263 Amanda Louisa Spring, b. June 5, 1854; m. Oct. 29, 1873, Jef- 
ferson Griffin, son of Homer and Susan Griffin. 

Qth gen. Children of Emma Eliza and Miron C. Brockett, (3249) : 

3264 Mira Isabelle Brockett, b. June 5, 1860, at Shelbume Falls, 
Mass.; m. Sept. 8, 1881, Louis M. Webster of Avon, Conn., b. 
Aug. 3, 1858, (a lineal descendant of Noah Webster), son of 
Leverett Franklin Webster and wife Harriet Elizabeth Moses, 
(Nathan, Michael, Michael, Caleb, John, John, John). Res., Hart- 
ford, Conn. + 

3265 Emma Jane Brockett, b. Dec. 31, 1861, in Collinsville, Conn.; m. 
Dec. 22, 1880, Benjamin Franklin Judd, (Rev. Truman O., Chaun- 
cey, Isaac, Joseph, Thomas, Lieut. Thomas, Dea. Thomas), b. in 
North Haven, Conn., Oct, 12, 1857, son of Rev. Truman O. Judd 
and Lucinda A. Hull, (Willis Hull, Nathaniel, Dr. John, Dr. Jere- 
miah, John, Richard). Deacon Thomas Judd came with the Rev. 
Thomas Hooker from England and settled in Cambridge, Mass. 
Deacon Judd was one of the party that took the long march from 
Cambridge to that portion of the Connecticut Valley now known 
as Hartford, where Rev. Mr. Hooker established his church and 
became the leading spirit of the new colony. Mr. Benjamin Frank- 
lin Judd is of the firm of D. B. Judd & Co., extensive lumber and 
coal dealers in Bristol, Conn., where he and Mrs. Judd have re- 

, sided since 1883. + 

3266 Maud Augusta Brockett, b. July 16, 1868; d. Feb. 28, 1877. 

3267 Phinehas Miron Brockett, b. Nov. 7, 1870; d. March 1, 1877. 



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3268 Guy Hamilton Brockett, b. March 24, 1876; d. Feb. 28, 1877. 
The last three children of Mr. and Airs. Brockett were b. in Can- 
ton, Conn., and buried in one wide grave there on March 2, 1877. 

loth gen. Children of Mira I. and Louis M. Webster, (^264): 

3269 Harry Brockett Webster, b. Feb. 8, 1883; d. Nov. 22, 1910; 
unm. 

3270 Maud Ada Webster, b. July 30, 1884; m. Dec. 17, 1903, Linwood 
Ross Brewer of East Hartford, Conn.; she d. April 30, 1906. + 

Child of Emma J. and Benjamin F. Judd, (326^): 

3271 Benjamin Brockett Judd, b. Feb. 7, 1891; d. Aug. 17, 1895, at 
Bristol, Conn. 

nth gen. Child of Maud A. and Linzvood R. Brewer, (ss'/o): 

3272 Doris Webster Brewer, b. Sept. 13, 1904. 

1356 RUFUS POMEROY, (Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b. Dec. 24, 1780, at Northampton; m. (1) Huldah Graham; m. (2) 
Frances Wright. 

/th gen. Children: 

3273 Eunice Pomeroy, m. Mr, Briggs. 

3274 Fanny Pomeroy, b. Sept. 17, 1822. + 

3275 Laura Pomeroy, m. Mr. Ferry, + 

1357 ANNE POMEROY, (Medad, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
b, Nov, 10, 1784, at Northampton; m. (1) Nov, 24, 1805, David 
Kelton; m, (2) Israel Pilgrim; she d, 1846. 

yth gen. Children: 

3276 William Kelton. 3277 Hannah Kelton. 

1360 ELISHA POMEROY, (Seth, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Eltweed), 
h. Aug. 7, 1763, Suffield; m. (1) Submit Greene; m. (2) Lucy 
. Rice, s. p. by her; he d. about 1860, Yorkshire Center, N. Y. 
/th gen. Children by ist wife: 

3278 LuciNDA Pomeroy, b. 1785. + 

3279 Laura Pomeroy, b. May 18, 1787, + 

3280 Isaac Allen Pomeroy, b. 1789, 

3281 Dr. Ebenezer Green Pomeroy, b. about 1790. + 

3282 John Pomeroy, H- 

3283 Seth Pomeroy, b. March 20, 1795. + 

3284 Cynthia Pomeroy. 3285 Charles Pomeroy. 

1364 PHINEHAS POMEROY, {Phinehas, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
i^^ weed), b. Sept. 4, 1757, in Suffield, Conn.; m. in 1780, Rebecca 
^'5^ - Spaulding, b. March 17, 1758, dau. of Uriah and Susannah Spauld- 
- '^(j/iing. He was a soldier of the Revolution; enlisted Dec. 17, 1776, 
"i^ in Capt. George King's company, Col. Benjamin Simond's detach- 
'^ ment of Berkshire county militia; served at Ticonderoga 98 days; 
also, in Lieut. Eli Harmon's company. Col. John Brown's Berk- 
shire county regiment; entered service June 30, 1777, discharged 



343 Stxtlj (Btmtzdwn - iH^bab 

July 21, 1777, at Fort x\nn, N. Y.; also, enlisted Sept. 27, 1778, 
discharged Feb. 24, 1779, at North River; also, joined Lieut. Eli- 
phalet Hastings' company, Col. Poor's regiment, pay-roll dated Dec, 
1778, at King's Ferry. He settled at King's Ferry, Cavuga Co., 
N. Y. 

yth gen. Children: . 

3286 Reuben Pomeroy, b. 1783. + 

Z2S>7 Clarissa Pomeroy, m. Mr. Howard. 

3288 William Pomeroy. 3289 James Pomeroy. 

3290 Phinehas Pomeroy, b. about 1787. + 

3291 Sally Pomeroy. 3292 Betsey Pomeroy. 

1365 PELATIAH POMEROY, {Phinehas, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. April 2, 1759, in Suffield; m. March 3, 1783, Hannah 
Foster, b. March 8, 1763, d. 1841; he d. Aug., 1828. He was a 
soldier of the Revolution from Connecticut and New Hampshire. 
He settled at Winchester, N. H. 

"/th gen. Children: 
229Z William Martin Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1783; d. May, 1849. 

3294 Luceba Pomeroy, b. May 7, 1785; m. and lived in Watertown, 
Mass.; d. in 1854. 

3295 Hannah Foster Pomeroy^ b. Feb. 11, 1787; d. JuneT 1833. 

3296 Thankful Pomeroy, b. April 2, 1789; m.; d. April 9, 1849. 

3297 Henry Foster Pomeroy, b. Nov. 21, 1790; d. March 20, 1816. 

3298 Abigail Foster Pomeroy, b. Aug. 29, 1792. + 

3299 Jerusha Pomeroy, b. Oct. 1, 1795; d. March, 1858. 

3300 Rachel Belden Pomeroy, b. July 10, 1798 ; d. Oct. 10, 1879. 

3301 Phinehas Pomeroy, b. May 6, 1800. + 

1366 SIMEON POMEROY, {Phinehas, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. July 1, 1761, in Suffield; m. March 28, 1782, Theda 
Miner, who d. at Norfolk, Ct., April, 1794; he d. there May, 1793. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution from New Marlborough; joined 
the Continental army and marched into camp July 2, 1780; dis- 
charged Dec. 20, 1780; also, private in Lt.-Col. Calvin Smith's regi- 
ment, April 1, 1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, private in Col. Dudley 
Coleman's company, March and April, 1779. 

yth gen. Children: 

3302 Anna Pomeroy, b. 1783; m. (1) David Brady; m. (2) David 
Sheldon. 

3303 Theda Pomeroy, (twin with Anna), b. 1783. + 

3304 Elijah Pomeroy, b. June 11, 1886. + 

3305 Elisha Pomeroy, (twin with Elijah), b. June 11, 1786. + 

1367 GROVE POMEROY, {Phinehas, Medad, Joseph, Medad, Elt- 
weed), b. March 13, 1763, in Suffield; m. March 9, 1786, at 
Canaan, Conn., Eunice Marsh, b. 1768; he d. April 15, 1830, at 

' West Stockbridge; she m. (2) Benjamin Hows, who d. Feb. 14, 
1839; she d. at West Stockbridge, March 11, 1843. Grove was 



05? ttf alngg of tit? ^P^w^^i'y S'amtlg 344 

called Colonel. He was a Revolutionary soldier, joining Capt. 
Allen's company as private from New Marlborough ; he was in 
Col. Smith's regiment from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 1, 1780; also, 
Capt. Ebenezer Smith's company, 6th Mass. regiment, Lieut.-Col. 
Smith, commanding; also, Capt. Peter Clay's light infantry com- 
pany, Lieut.-Col. Smith's regiment; also, two other enlistments. 
He settled in West Stockbridge, Mass. 
yth gen. Children: 

3306 Sybil Pomeroy, b. June 22, 1787. + 

3307 Grove Pomeroy, b. April 4, 1789. + 

3308 Laura Pomeroy, b. Oct. 10, 1791. + 

3309 Electa Pomeroy, b. Nov. 15, 1793; d. Sept. 25, 1798. 

-3310 Lois Pomeroy, b. Jan. 19, 1796, West Stockbridge; m. (1) Jan. 1, 
1816, Pomeroy Toby, at New Canaan; m. (2) Mr. Reynolds; 
mentioned in her father's will; she d. a widow. 

3312 Hiram Pomeroy, b. Jan. 18, 1798. + 

3313 George Pomeroy, b. March 18, 1800, West Stockbridge; m. Lydia 
Pulver, at Hudson, N. Y. ; he d. at Plymouth, Ind. ; had children. 

3314 Elbridge Gerry Pomeroy, b. Jan. 1